UNNAMED DAD has been arrested in the death of his 4-month-old son. The baby had injuries to his head and torso.
Posted on Wed, Jul. 22, 2009
Father arrested in connection with baby's death
BY JOE RODRIGUEZ
The Wichita Eagle
WICHITA — Wichita police have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the death of his 4-month-old son on Tuesday.
Zereon L. Thomas is the city's 19th homicide victim this year, and the first child victim.
His father was booked into Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of felony murder and child abuse.
Wichita police Lt. Ken Landwehr said that the man took Zereon to the hospital at about 5:20 p.m. Zereon was pronounced dead shortly after that, police said.
Zereon had injuries to his head and torso that appeared to be "of different ages," said Wichita police Lt. Ken Landwehr.
An autopsy is scheduled for the baby.
Police said that the boy's mother has been in jail for about one week on charges unrelated to the baby's death.
The couple had lived together at a home in the 1000 block of North Madison with the baby and their 12-year-old son, police said. That boy is now with family members.