Century Man Charged With Breaking Both Of A Four Month Old Baby Girl’s Legs

June 26, 2020

A Century man was arrested on a first degree felony charge for allegedly breaking both of a four-month old girl’s legs.

Dustin Raymond McMurdy, 27 was charged with aggravated child abuse. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

X-rays showed baby girl had femur fractures on each side of her body. A Florida Department of Children and Families investigator told the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that the hospital determined the injuries were consistent with child abuse and had possible been caused by the pulling on the child’s legs.

“The type of fractures this child has sustained is the most specific fracture seen in child abuse, and is the result of violent shearing (pulling),” an arrest report states.

DCF described McCurdy and a female not charged as illicit drug users, according to the arrest report.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office alleged the fractures occurred during an altercation between McCurdy and the female during which he pulled the baby away from her.


26 Responses to “Century Man Charged With Breaking Both Of A Four Month Old Baby Girl’s Legs”

  1. Tashauna Thompson on June 28th, 2020 7:52 am

    Sounds to me like “a parent” had her kids taken away by DCF and is both bitter and justifying her own actions through this story! Poor baby I just don’t understand how ppl can do this! I have never paid a finger on my kids in anger never left them alone or in a dangerous situation so I totally disagree with her statement that “if everyone got honest anybody could’ve been charged with abuse at some point” what utter crap that is GOOD PARENTS don’t EVER abuse or neglect the priceless children they’ve been trusted to care for and raise! Period!

  2. Rhonda on June 27th, 2020 12:28 pm

    I believe in an eye for an eye. That poor baby was defenseless. Couldnt even ask for help. Crying for help wasn’t an option. The baby didnt know how. How can anyone hurt a defense child who only loves. Eye for an eye. He knew what he was doing. He knew what could happen. And made the choice to continue what he was doing.. . Dont use d drugs or alcohol as an excuse. People u are aware of ur actions. Actions come with consequences. Same thing he done to yhat defenseless child should be done to him. The child should be placed in a luving home.Him in jail. And he shouldnt be allowed around the child again. Eye for an eye first.

  3. Jlb on June 27th, 2020 12:00 pm

    Stop making excuses… This was a four month old baby girl.. Who didn’t deserve this. Yes everyone makes mistakes.. But this is horrendous. Yes our court systems definitely need to change children need to be taken out of these homes. My prayers for this baby girl. The honest conversation is drugs… They’re destroying our families, they’re destroying the America, and they’re causing innocent children to be harmed, and even killed.

  4. Justice on June 27th, 2020 6:02 am

    I agree with Mike.
    Prayers for the precious baby.

  5. A better parent obviously on June 27th, 2020 2:18 am

    @ a parent…………………………4 month old BABY GIRL. 2 broken legs…… You would do this to yours? Or ok with someone doing this to yours? You are digressing from the main issue with other issues that are serious but have nothing to do with this . 4 month old BABY GIRL……..2 BROKEN LEGS. No decent person/parent in the whole world would find any justified reason for this happening. Abuse, neglect, all in the same with an infant. Both parents should be charged. If you can’t care and love a child, keep your pants on. Even two parents that can’t get along with one another have absolutely no reason for snatching and pulling an infant from each other. If you’re in that situation remember it was your decision to be there. Not the child’s. I pray for this torn family and that the child is taken care of wherever she ends up.

  6. Susan on June 26th, 2020 11:17 pm

    He needs to stay in jail and never ever release.

  7. A parent on June 26th, 2020 10:45 pm

    Not taking up for anyone but there is always more sides
    to a story than 1. If everybody is truthful to themselves, everyone could have been accused or charged with abuse at some point but they’d rather point fingers & bash everyone else than look at themselves. Some say, I’ve never done that , no but abuse is abuse no matter if its emotional, neglect or whatever one wants to say even DCF workers abuse. How? by placing children in homes that poses more harm than their own home. When are the social workers gonna be charged with abuse? Tell me though who hasn’t argued in front of their kids? Just remember to look at yourselves before you talk about someone else, especially when you dont know what’s going on. As for people that want kids & can’t have them, well they’d make mistakes & bad decisions too. No one is Perfect here on earth, remember that.

  8. Dwn on June 26th, 2020 4:51 pm

    Sickening. Totally disgusting.

  9. Motherofa3monthold on June 26th, 2020 4:38 pm

    I hope someone breaks his legs

  10. David Huie Green on June 26th, 2020 4:12 pm

    Bad parenting.

  11. Bewildered on June 26th, 2020 12:59 pm

    Who says crime does not pay? Two illicit drug users have $10,000 cash on hand to post bail! Does any one of them work a regular job?

  12. Deborah Daugherty on June 26th, 2020 11:03 am

    He needs to get neutered

  13. One who sees on June 26th, 2020 10:49 am

    The mother took part in it too so she needs to be right there with him, but you don’t always get two sides of the story. The baby is in a loving home and being well taken care of.

  14. Big Boy on June 26th, 2020 10:28 am

    Put him in jail and make sure the other inmates knows what he did to this baby. They will take care of him. No excuse for allowing him out on bond to do something else stupid. He his a waste of good air he is breathing.

  15. Tee bug on June 26th, 2020 10:08 am

    I hope there is a special place in HELL for this person

  16. Ben Watchin on June 26th, 2020 10:00 am

    The same thing should be done to him! Left untreated for a week and let him feel the pain.

  17. Shannon on June 26th, 2020 9:47 am

    I know this young man well.

    My heart goes out to that precious child.

  18. ekg on June 26th, 2020 9:45 am

    People that do that sort of thing should never have a bond release…..

  19. molino resident on June 26th, 2020 8:34 am

    I totally agree with mike!!!!!!!!!!

  20. JimC82 on June 26th, 2020 8:33 am

    Using the term “man” loosely…

  21. Kathey on June 26th, 2020 8:05 am

    Where is the baby now? I hope DCF took her away from them. There are two many people that want babies to allow this one to be subjected to this.

  22. fred on June 26th, 2020 7:57 am

    I hope DCF took custody of that child, and gets it placed in a loving home. I can’t think of any punishment too harsh for those two idiots.

  23. JustSaying on June 26th, 2020 7:16 am


  24. sam on June 26th, 2020 6:58 am

    any fool can create a child, being a parent is a whole other ball game. poor kid.

  25. Rita Turk on June 26th, 2020 5:43 am

    Dear God. Help that little Baby.

  26. mike on June 26th, 2020 3:21 am

    a special place in Hell awaits…:mad:

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