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December 31, 2013

Lawrence man arrested for beating 10-week-old with an iPad

NASHUA, N.H. — A Lawrence man is being held on $1 million bail for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 10-week-old baby boy with an iPad, causing critical injuries.

Enrique Santiago Jr., 20, of 259 Andover St., #1, was arrested late Monday afternoon by Lawrence detectives near his home on a fugitive from justice warrant.

He was arraigned today in Lawrence District Court and waived extradition to Nashua, N.H., where he is now being held on $1 million bail pending arraignment on felony assault charges there Thursday.

Santiago is accused of swinging a pillow case, which contained an iPad tablet, and striking the 10-week-old baby in the face on Dec. 26, according to a Nashua police report.

He is also accused to "grabbing, squeezing, shaking, striking and slamming" the baby boy during the past two months, according to a report released by Nashua Police Lt. Francis Sullivan, of the department's special investigations division.

The baby is being treated at a Boston hospital, where he is listed in stable but critical condition.

"He is expected to survive but will have potentially lasting disabilities," said Sullivan.

See tomorrow's paper and eagletribune.com for more on this story.

Follow staff reporter Jill Harmacinski on Twitter @EagleTribJill.

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