Amboy Man Charged After Being Accused of Assaulting His 5 Month Old Son

An Amboy man is accused of assaulting his baby son, resulting in the child’s hospitalization.

Twenty one year old Marco Antonio Olvera was charged last week with felony county of 1st degree assault and 3rd degree assault of a victim under four years of age in Blue Earth County Court.

According to the criminal complaint, the 5 month old baby was transported by ambulance to a Mankato hospital at 6am on June 27th with head injuries.

Hospital staff found that the baby had a skull fracture and a head deformity and concluded that the child’s injuries were too severe for the type of fall described by the baby’s parents.  The baby was transported to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where an exam revealed a large bruise on the child’s cheek, injuries to the right side of his brain, fractures on both sides of the skull, three broken bones in his mid spine and two fractured ribs.  Doctors said the skull injuries were consistent with abusive head trauma.  The broken ribs were partially healed and were determined to be from a separate, but recent incident.

Olvera is currently in custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.