Monday, November 30, 2009

Ex-boyfriend/dad charged with murder in death of 2-month-old baby (Davenport, Iowa)

Mom had two children with ex-boyfriend/dad BRYAN MICHAEL FIX. The murdered 2-month-old infant was apparently not "his," but Mom was apparently still using Fix as a babysitter while she was working.

Mamas, please listen. Ex-boyfriends, boyfriends, baby daddies, and other young men of dubious reputation don't make good childcare providers. Please make other arrangements if you possibly can. In particular, guys with outstanding warrants for assault probably don't have the temperament nor the social skills to deal with babies. Makes sense when you think about it, yes? Bad enough that the courts order children into the care of these creeps. Let's not contribute to the carnage if we can.

Davenport man faces murder charge
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:10 pm

A Davenport man has been charged this morning in the death of a 2-month-old baby.

Bryan Michael Fix, 25, is charged with first degree murder, child endangerment resulting in death and multiple acts of child endangerment in the death of Chase Kloppenborg.

Chase was seriously injured Nov. 19 and taken to University Hospitals in Iowa City where he died Friday.

Police have ruled the death a homicide.

Fix remains in the Scott County Jail. Bond is set at $500,000.

According to police records, the baby’s mother had returned home from work and found the child in a listless and lethargic condition. The baby was taken to his doctor and then to the emergency room at Genesis East Medical Center. The baby was subsequently flown to Iowa City by Med Force.

The baby was in the care of Fix, a former boyfriend with whom the mother has had two children with. Fix is not the father of Chase.

Fix was taken into custody at that time on an outstanding unrelated assault warrant.