LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Bloomington, Indiana father is charged with murder after he killed his own 2-month-old.
According to a report by Fox 59, 19-year-old Dakota King has been arrested in connection with the death.
Police were called to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Emergency Department at about 5:30 p.m. on July 30 for an infant in very poor health. By the time the officers arrived, the child had already died.
Hospital officials told police there were inconsistencies in the statements made by family members. Injuries were visible on the child's face.
Investigators learned the father, King, had yelled at and squeezed the baby due to crying. On a previous occasion, King allegedly placed the infant face-down in a bassinet and used his hand to shove the infant's face into bedding in an attempt to stop the crying.
Police served a search warrant for a home on West Kirkwood Avenue and found a reddish-brown stain in the bassinet that appeared to be blood.
King reportedly admitted to officers that he "had gotten angry earlier in the day when the child spit up milk on his clothing."
Bloomington police say King said he pushed the infant's head into the pillow of the bassinet until the child stopped crying. He left the child there until the mother returned home from work later in the day and found the child wasn't breathing.
King was taken to the Monroe County Jail. Results of an autopsy are still pending.
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