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Child abuse suspect claims 2-year-old was hurt 'dancing with him'

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Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Abuse and Neglect. Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Abuse and Neglect.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man arrested on child abuse charges claims the 2-year-old victim got hurt dancing with him.

Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Abuse and Neglect.

The 2-year-old girl was admitted to Baptist Hospital on Humphreys Blvd on August 19 with "subdural hemorrhaging, bruising to the abdomen, and numerous counts of retinal hemorrhaging in the right eye." A medical helicopter then flew the child to The MED for treatment.

According to an affidavit of complaint, Liddell told investigators that "he was dancing with the victim spinning around and he 'dipped' her about two to three times and the last time he brought her up she was unresponsive, breathing funny, and her eyes rolled back in her head."

Police say the evaluating doctor told them the injuries were not an accident.

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