A familiar story. Parents apparently didn't live together (e.g. reference to "his southwestern Houston home"). Mom has to work, support the kids. Dad is enlisted to "babysit" -- because he doesn't have a job? At any rate, like so many testosterone-fueled young men, Daddy goes off on the baby and kills him because Daddy can't deal with crying.
If the baby's death has been ruled a homicide, why is Dad only being charged with "injury to a child"?
Dad is identified as CHRISTOPHER MANE JOHNSON.
How I wish that American mothers had paid maternity leaves, so we didn't have to put up with these jerks for child "care"....
Houston father accused of physically abusing his 5-month-old baby who eventually died
Updated at 11:48 AM today
Christopher Mane Johnson, 26, is charged with injury to a child.
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston father is accused of physically abusing his 5-month-old baby who eventually died from his injuries.
According to court documents, on the morning of September 25 Christopher Mane Johnson told police he was babysitting his children at his southwest Houston home when he observed his 5-month-old son not breathing. He called 911 and the baby was transported to Texas Children's Hospital.
The baby's mother told police that she works overnight and left the children in Johnson's care. She says the baby was in good health when she left them the night before.
Medical personnel say the baby suffered multiple facial bruises, brain hemorrhages and brain damage. Investigators say doctors told them the cause of the injuries was suspected to be from physical abuse and that the baby was not expected to survive.
The baby died the following day. The manner of death was ruled homicide.
Police say Johnson initially told them he did not know why the baby stopped breathing nor how the baby sustained his injuries. Police say he later admitted to lightly shaking the baby because he was crying.
Johnson, 26, is charged with injury to a child.
Court record show Johnson has multiple drug convictions.