The Oklahoma Department of Human Services had two previous investigations of alleged child abuse and neglect involving a Glenpool man and his girlfriend charged in the death of a 21-month-old girl, records show.
David Eugene Bridgeman, 28, is charged in Tulsa District Court with one count of child-abuse murder and child neglect in the May 4 death of his niece, Adriana Hernandez. Paula Christine Najar, 21, is facing charges of child neglect and permitting child abuse. Glenpool police allege that Bridgeman threw Adriana around her bedroom and to the floor, hitting her several times. She had brain trauma, a lacerated bowel and multiple bruises to her face and head, according to the charges.
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