Tenn. baby still in critical condition after being abused to "brink of death"

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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Tennessee couple has been charged after allegedly abusing their infant to the "brink of death," CBS affiliate WTVF reported.

An affidavit states that 30-year-old Michael Fisher has been charged with aggravated child abuse, while 27-year-old Brooklyn Tidwell has been charged with aggravated child neglect.

The incident is alleged to have occurred over the weekend. Police say they were called to investigate the case after the couple sought medical attention at Southern TN Regional Medical Center.

The infant, named Addilyn, was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where officials say the 3-month-old girl remains in critical condition as of Jan. 30.

The affidavit claims Fisher abused the child to the "brink of death" and that the child sustained broken bones and suffers from internal organ and brain damage. Family members told WTVF that Addilyn sustained chest fractures and there are concerns about seizures; she may have swelling on the brain. She was placed in a drug-induced coma in hopes of reducing the swelling.

Tidwell was charged with neglect because she allegedly did not seek medical attention for the child.

Fisher's bond was set at $500,000, while Tidwell's was set for $50,000.

WTVF reports that family members claim Fisher and Tidwell have two other children which were already in state custody.