Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dad charged in death of infant son (St. Joseph, Missouri)

Dad is identified as SHAWN WINKFIELD-MAYNARD. No mention of a mother in the home.

St. Joe father charged in death of infant son
Posted: Aug 13, 2013 1:55 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 13, 2013 5:27 PM EDT
By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Producer

ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) - A St. Joseph father is now facing charges in the death of his infant son.

Prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Shawn Winkfield-Maynard with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

His son was found unresponsive in a bathtub Aug. 2.

Prosecutors believe the father left his son unattended for an extended period of time and that contributed to the child's death.

A warrant for his arrest has been issued, but officers haven't been able to find him.

Anyone with information to the location of Winkfield-Maynard is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-238-TIPS.