Mpls. man charged in beating daughter

Published 5:22 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man is charged with first-degree assault for allegedly beating his 21-month-old daughter so badly that she suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken ribs and a lacerated spleen and kidney.

Hennepin County prosecutors charged 21-year-old Ticortier Collins on Friday. The complaint says he brought Rae’Ana Hall to the hospital last Sunday because she was wheezing and her lips turned purple.

He initially told a social worker the girl bumped heads with another child, but changed his story. Doctors recognized the severe injuries weren’t consistent with a fall or common injury. The girl’s mother said earlier this week that the child was in critical condition and on life support.

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Online court records do not list an attorney to comment on Collins’ behalf.