Couple says son was switched at birth: ‘I’m just asking for my baby’

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SAN SALVADOR- A Texas couples says they believe the hospital staff intentionally gave them the wrong baby.

Mercedes Casanellas gave birth to a baby boy at a private hospital in her native El Salvador in May. But even before she returned with her husband, Richard Cushworth, to their home in Dallas, Texas, she knew something was wrong.

“Around 8 a.m., they started to bring the babies to their mothers, and I waited for mine. But when I took him, I saw that he was very different to the one I had held in the delivery room,” Casanellas said.

The family traveled home, but after three months, they decided to take a DNA test. It revealed there was a 0 percent probability the boy was their son, the UK Daily Mail reported.

This weekend, Casanellas and Cushworth went back to El Salvador, where they had DNA tests preformed on all the baby boys born in the hospital on the same day as their son. Those results were not made public.

The couple’s doctor was arrested on Thursday and the country’s attorney general ordered a criminal investigation into the baby’s disappearance.

“I just want him to give me my baby back. I want to know that my child hasn’t been trafficked or any other crime committed against him. I need my baby, I’m just asking for my baby,” Casanellas said.