Burkburnett Couple Charged with Injury to a Child

Burkburnett, Texas - A couple from Burkburnett is behind bars after they were arrested following suspicious injuries on their 3-month-old twin boys.

According to the arrest affidavit, on August 12, 2015, around 4:45 p.m., police received a report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services concerning 3-month-old twin boys.

CPS investigators took custody of the infants, and took both children to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

One of the twins suffered injuries consistent with being assaulted. He had visible injuries under his right eye and on his right eyelid, bruising under his left eye, a cut on the left side of his nose, bruising on his cheek, bruising on his left ear and the membrane that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth was found to be torn.

The second infant also had injuries, including a golf-ball sided bruise on his left upper cheek near his temple, bruising above his left ear, bruising on his nose and he had a quarter-sized knot was on the right side of his head.

According to the children’s mother, 28-year-old Whitney Rachelle Gilmore, at 3 a.m. on the morning of August 6th, she checked on the twins and says she noticed the bruising, and that when she checked on them again 5 hours later, she said the bruising became worse.

Gilmore told authorities that she was the sole caretaker of the children during the time they suffered their injuries.

On August 18th, investigators spoke with and 24-year-old Trevor Chase Morgan, the twins’ father.

Morgan said that he noticed injuries to one of the boys, and asked Gilmore about the injuries. Morgan says Gilmore told him that the baby had hit his head on the railing of the baby bed. Morgan also said he had no reason not to believe Gilmore at that time.

Gilmore was arrested on August 10th, and 4 days later, Morgan told investigators that he noticed the injuries. He did have opportunity to notify officers, but he did not.

Police say Morgan had several days to tell authorities about the injuries to his children, but failed to do so until much later.

Gilmore has been charged with two counts of Injury To A Child-W/ Bodily Injury. Morgan has been charged with Injury to A Child.