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Sheriff says North Carolina man broke baby's legs and ribs

Billy Dewayne Taylor and Jennifer Dawn Davis (images courtesy Madison County Sheriff's Office)

Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood says a North Carolina man is charged with beating a 7-week-old baby so severely the infant suffered broken legs and broken ribs.

WLOS-TV in Asheville reports 32-year-old Billy Dewayne Taylor is charged with intentional child abuse that began when the baby girl was as young as 4 weeks old.

The baby's mother, 20-year-old Jennifer Dawn Davis, is charged with failing to report the crime or get medical help.

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