Lubbock man indicted for punching six-week-old baby

Lubbock man indicted for punching six-week-old baby

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A Lubbock man has been indicted for punching his six-week-old baby.

Matthew Liford, 18, is held on charges including injury to a child and prohibited sexual conduct with a relative.

Police reported Liford's daughter was found at the hospital this past July with injuries and while they were investigating the abuse charge, it was discovered that the mother of the child was Liford's adopted mother.

Matthew Liford is held on more than $175,000 bail.

Ashley Liford, 36, was also jailed for prohibited sexual conduct with a relative. She's held on a $100,000 bond.

Investigators said they found text messages on Matthew Liford's phone indicating they were having more than just a familial relationship.

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