St. Louis man charged in death of infant son

6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago August 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 Monday, August 29 2016 Monday, August 29, 2016 11:34:42 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of his son.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Deveontay Bell also was charged Sunday with felony child abuse resulting in death. He is jailed on $500,000 cash-only bond.

Police were called to Bell's home Friday. The infant was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Charges say an autopsy revealed liver laceration and tears to other organs. The medical examiner ruled the injuries were consistent with being struck in the abdomen.

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