Glendale man arrested after hospital discovers baby's injuries

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Carlos Gomez Belmonte. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Carlos Gomez Belmonte. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Carlos Gomez Belmonte. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Carlos Gomez Belmonte. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

An injured infant's injuries discovered by hospital employees led to the arrest a Glendale man.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 21-year-old Carlos Gomez Belmonte after he reportedly admitted to throwing and shaking a 6-week-old boy last week.

"My intention wasn't to hurt him, I was just trying to make him stop crying," Belmonte told a judge during his initial court appearance.

[RAW VIDEO: Glendale man accused of shaking baby sees judge]

According to court paperwork, sheriff's deputies were notified by employees of Abrazo West Valley Hospital Friday around 10:30 p.m. about an injured 6-week-old boy who was brought into the hospital by his mother that night.

The child's mother told hospital employees that the boy's legs were swollen and he wasn't moving much. She said she thought is was reaction to a mosquito bite. 

When the boy was looked over, employees of the hospital discovered he had a broken leg and broken ribs. Sheriff's officials were called in to interview the baby's mother.

She told sheriff's officials that this past Tuesday night she had seen her boyfriend, Belmonte, pick the boy up and slam him down onto the bed. She said the boy seemed to be in pain as he was screaming and crying out afterward. 

Sheriff's deputies interviewed Belmonte and he admitted to throwing the boy onto the bed, they said.

Belmonte was booked on one count of child abuse.

A judge set bond at $25,000.

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