• Man accused of beating toddler over video game interruption


    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County authorities accuse a man of beating his girlfriend's toddler, causing life-threatening injuries, because she interrupted him while he was playing video games.

    The Spokesman-Review reports that 22-year-old Brandon Oquendo is accused of hitting the 21-month-old in the back of the head and in the abdomen on Sunday after she passed in front of him while he was playing Xbox.

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    Authorities say Oquendo acknowledged to them that he hit the child and told them he called 911 and the girl's mother after she fell asleep and had a seizure.

    The child was taken to the hospital with several bruises, a collapsed lung and a bleeding brain. Doctors called her injuries life-threatening.

    Oquendo's lawyer requested his bond be no more than $5,000. Judge Annette Plese set his bond at $150,000.


    Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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