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Baby allegedly beaten by his father leaves the hospital

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A recent picture of Jerry Minor. Source: Family photo A recent picture of Jerry Minor. Source: Family photo
Tina Minor, Jerry's mother. Source: Josh Gauntt/WBRC Tina Minor, Jerry's mother. Source: Josh Gauntt/WBRC
Jay Minor. Source: Tuscaloosa County Jail Jay Minor. Source: Tuscaloosa County Jail
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A 7-week-old baby is out of the hospital after investigators say his father severely beat him earlier this month in Tuscaloosa County.

Jerry's mother, Tina, calls her son's progress "a miracle" after the nightmare he went through in early May. Police say Jerry was allegedly beaten by his father, Jay Minor, at the family's home.

Court documents say Minor admitted to hitting his son twice in the head with his fist then squeezing the baby's chest to get him to stop crying. Police say the assault left Jerry with multiple skull fractures, other broken bones, and bruises. The baby remained in intensive care for a while at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

But the family says after a lot of prayers, Jerry started improving and was released from the hospital earlier this week.

"I never thought that he would probably come out," Tina Minor said. "But all the prayers and the man upstairs, He brought the baby home."

Little Jerry's bones are healing. But the family says he still has an uphill battle. Jerry has to be fed through a feeding tube every three hours.

"If it wasn't for the help of a lot of people helping us and praying for this child, I don't know how we could have made it," Princess Hall, Jerry's grandmother, said. "And we still need a lot more because this baby has a long road to travel."

"I'm just hoping my son will be all right," Tina added.

Jay Minor remains in the Tuscaloosa County under a $90,000 bond. He is charged with aggravated child abuse and domestic violence.

Tina Minor tells FOX6 News she is in the process of filing for divorce.

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