Warren County chiropractor allegedly caused brain injuries, 28 fractures in newborn daughter
Respected father-of-two chiropractor ‘abused his three-month-old daughter leaving her with critical injuries because she was ‘fussy’ and he wanted a son’
Jason Bittner, 33, charged with felonious assault and endangering children for allegedly beating his baby daughter last month
The attack on the baby girl took place in late February at the family’s home in Mason, Ohio
The chiropractor, who also has an older daughter, allegedly was disappointed hat his wife Casey had a second girl and not a boy
Bittner, a devout Christian, also allegedly resented the infant for being fussy
Jason and his wife Casey Bittner are both physical therapists and together run Bittner Chiropractic in West Chester, Ohio
Jason and his wife Casey Bittner [photo right], with the victim after her birth, are both physical therapists and together run Bittner Chiropractic in West Chester, Ohio
The notice stated that the girl was delivered naturally and without the use of medications, and was born weighing 8lbs 7 oz. It was accompanied by photos of the new mom posing happily with her beaming husband and their newborn at the hospital.
But prosecutor David Fornshell told Fox 19 that Bittner was, in reality, disappointed that the latest addition to their family was a girl and not a boy.
‘He was frankly resentful of that fact and also was very intolerant of the fact that she fussed,’ Fornshell said Tuesday.
Police launched an investigation after Casey Bittner brought her youngest daughter to Children’s Hospital on or around February 28.
Doctors were reportedly told the baby had an accident, but they found that her injuries were inconsistent with that version of events.
Jason and Casey Bittner with their youngest daughter, right after birth in November. The infant has suffered traumatic head injury in addition to broken bones and her dad is the alleged ‘attacker’
Prosecutors said Jason Bittner, the physical therapist (left), who runs a clinic with wife Casey (right), resented his infant daughter ‘ for being fussy’
Bittner, [photo] with a baby at his office, said he is crazy about his two daughters, but his ‘first and greatest love in Jesus Christ’
The child was diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries and 28 rib fractures in various stages of healing.
Bittner were arrested at the family practice in West Chester on Friday.
According to his business’ website, Bittner said of himself that he loves his wife and is ‘crazy’ about their two daughters. ‘But my first and greatest love is Jesus Christ. I am most proud of my faith in him.’ he adds