Missouri father charged in killing of his 3-month-old son

2 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Monday, April 10 2017 Apr 10, 2017 Monday, April 10, 2017 8:06:00 AM CDT April 10, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged with killing his 3-month-old son by suffocating him.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Jibri Baker was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in the death of Ayden Baker. He was being held Sunday at the St. Louis Justice Center. Bail had not yet been set. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

Police say in court documents that Baker told them he first tried to kill Ayden by pushing the infant's head into a bed. The boy stopped moving after several minutes, and Baker turned the boy over, believing he was dead.

The charges say that when Ayden took a breath, Baker held the boy's nostrils and mouth closed until the child died.

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