Chandler couple arrested after infant son shows signs of abuse

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Aubree Lewellen By Alicia Barron Aubree Lewellen By Alicia Barron
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CHANDLER -- A Chandler woman is accused of abusing her infant son after the child was found with a fractured leg and other injuries.

On Monday, Chandler police were informed of possible child abuse involving a 2-month-old boy.

An investigation revealed that the baby had bruises, cuts, scratches and bite marks all over his body. The injuries were in various stages of healing.

Chandler police Detective Frank Mendoza said there was also obvious swelling on his right thigh and X-rays confirmed a serious fracture to the right femur, which will require surgery.

Detectives were able to determine the mother, Aubree Lewellen, was responsible for the child's injuries and the father, Brett Lewellen, knew of the abuse but failed to stop or report it to police.

The couple are currently being held at the Maricopa County Jail. Aubree faces four counts of child abuse and Brett faces four counts of failure to report.

The child remains in the hospital.