Missoula man accused of dropping, biting baby


POSTED: 7:27 PM Jun 10 2013   UPDATED: 8:46 PM Jun 10 2013
Missoula man accused of abusing 3 month old baby

A Missoula man is in jail accused of abusing a 3-month-old baby girl by dropping and biting her.

A judge set bail at $100,000 for David Vaughan Bruce.

Court documents say Bruce became frustrated when they child was fussy.

Bruce told investigators he was putting the baby in the crib, when she pushed back against him, and she dropped about five feet and hit her face. He said he then picked her up and tried to get her to stop crying and told them "I bit her."

The report says Bruce described himself as having a "monster inside" and was prone to accidents.

Documents say the baby's mother had worked with him on his anger problems.