A man is facing serious charges for his alleged role in the death of an infant, according to police sources. New York authorities have arrested the 20-year-old man, who now faces murder charges related to the death of his girlfriend's baby. The man is likely focused on preparing his criminal defense at this time.
The details of this tragic case are still being expanded upon, but as of this report it has been confirmed that rescue workers in Utica were called to investigate an injured infant. Upon arriving at the residence, medical personnel found the child with faint life signs and visible signs of head trauma. The girl was treated on-site and then transferred to a pediatric unit in Syracuse. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police arrested the boyfriend of the girl's mother. He is believed to have begun striking the child in the head when she started crying and "would not stop," according to the report. He has been arrested and is currently in custody on $100,000 bail. He stands charged with murder and will face a criminal court soon.
Obviously, the death of an infant is a horrific scenario, but murder charges are also very serious and can result in years of jail time. This is why the burden of proof rests with New York prosecutors, who must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the man was indeed responsible for the injuries that led to the child's death. The man's criminal defense representation will carefully review any and all evidence produced by the prosecution in order to present the strongest possible case on the man's behalf.
Source: U.S. News & World Report, "Central NY Man Charged With Murder in Infant's Death", Jan. 22, 2018