Bennington father charged with injuring infant

Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 10:43 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 4:57 PM EST
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BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont authorities say a Bennington teen faces aggravated assault charges for allegedly breaking his 1-year-old daughter’s collarbone.

Authorities say the child was brought to the hospital Wednesday. After telling several different stories to doctors and police about how his daughter got hurt, John Chinnici, 18, admitted to Vermont State Police troopers that because his daughter was crying, he squeezed her and heard a pop sound. Police say that he broke her clavicle.

Chinnici admitted that his anger took control of him but called the injury accidental.

He pleaded not guilty in court Thursday and was released on conditions.