Dad SCOTT STEVENS is in court on charges of 1st-degree reckless homicide in the death of his infant son. The baby died from a widespread subdural hemorrhage due to significant brain trauma.
Father's statements can be used in infant homicide case
Stevens Point Journal • September 3, 2009
A judge determined today that statements made by Scott Stevens, 24, of Stevens Point can be used in court.
Stevens is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the January death of his infant son.
Stevens was in court Monday for a motion hearing. The decision was delayed until today to allow a judge to review audio and video recordings.
According to the criminal complaint, Stevens said he was at his home and playing with his son, tossing him up in the air and catching him. He said the third time he tossed the child, he dropped the child. The baby's head hit the floor, but Stevens said the baby seemed fine.
After a minute or two, the child's skin tone began to turn white and he became limp. Stevens said he then began performing CPR and attempted to call a neighbor. He then wrapped the baby in a blanket and brought the child to the hospital.
Portage County Coroner Scott Rifleman said in February the cause of the child's death is widespread subdural hemorrhage due to significant head trauma, or widespread bleeding between the brain and the skull.