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A Cape Coral father charged with brutally abusing his two-month-old infant twin sons and stalking his wife is expected to be in Lee County Court Monday for a plea hearing.
Christopher Alan May, 34, who remains in Lee County Jail on two counts of aggravated child abuse and one charge of aggravated stalking, is set to appear at 1 p.m. before Judge J. Frank Porter.
Depending on the outcome Monday, May is scheduled to go to trial before Porter on Thursday.
In May 2019 May’s twin sons were found with multiple broken and fractured bones, some partially healed, that may have occurred over time, according to police.
The Florida Department of Children and Families notified Cape Coral police of the severe child abuse case in late May. DCF had discovered the baby with a severe skull fracture, a police report said.
One boy was flown from Cape Coral Hospital to an out-of-county hospital, where doctors discovered the child also had fractured ribs and a fractured humerus, the report said.
Doctors evaluated the other boy and discovered skull fractures, a broken femur, multiple fractured ribs and a broken tibia, the report said. That child was also flown to an out-of-county hospital for care.
In the initial arrest May admitted harming the children by swinging one of the newborns into a wall and squeezing either him or his brother in fits of frustration.
Days after May was released on $100,000 bond on the two abuse charges he was again arrested, this time for violating a protection order linked to the case.
May’s wife was granted a temporary protection order on May 31, 2019, which ordered him to stay away from their home and the St. Petersburg hospital where the twins were patients. The couple were married in 2017.
Cape Coral police reported he repeatedly tried to contact his wife on the social media site Snapchat and eventually followed her to a North Fort Myers Walmart, despite knowledge of her protection order against him.
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