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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Luis Colon
WATERBURY -- Five-month-old Jayden Cruz was still listed in critical condition Tuesday, one night after he was airlifted to a Hartford hospital for treatment of injuries police police say he suffered when he was violently shaken by a 21-year-old man who lived with his mother.

Luis Colon, the man who police say assaulted the baby, told a detective he had rocked the baby "hard" when he was a newborn and didn't know how he should hold a baby because he didn't have children of his own.

Colon's statement was included in an arrest warrant released Tuesday after Colon was arraigned on first-degree assault and risk of injury charges in Waterbury Superior Court. Judge Richard Damiani kept Colon's bond at $500,000, citing the brain injury to the child.

Jayden was taken to Waterbury Hospital on Sunday for treatment of seizures after someone in his mother's Berkeley Avenue basement apartment called 911. Doctors at the hospital suspected the boy was the victim of shaken-baby syndrome.

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