Ada man stands trial on child abuse charges

ADA, Okla. (KXII) — The jury trial for an Ada man accused of abusing his 1-month-old baby began Monday.

Stephen Hawkins, 25, was arrested for child abuse in May 2016 after he brought his baby to Mercy Hospital Ada with a bruised face and a broken femur.

Police said Hawkins initially told them he may have rolled over on the baby while he was sleeping, but the hospital said that story was highly improbable.

City of Ada Public Information Director Lisa Bratcher says after further questioning, Hawkins changed his story.