Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dad charged in death of 6-week-old baby (Frankfurt, Indiana)

As often happens in the mainstream media, it is not clear whether the father was merely "caretaking" or whether this involved a custody/visitation situation. For fathers this young, it is very often the latter.

Dad is identified as CODY BROWN.

Frankfort man charged in death of 6-week-old child

Posted: Aug 15, 2015 4:55 PM EDT Updated: Aug 15, 2015 4:57 PM EDT
By The Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ind. - A 20-year-old central Indiana father has been charged in the death of his 6-week-old child.

Frankfort police have arrested Cody Brown preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death and battery resulting in death to a person less than 14 years of age.

Police Chief Troy Bacon says the child had been at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with severe head injuries since July 26. The child died Thursday. Police said the infant was hurt while in the care of his father.

Brown is being held at the Clinton County Jail awaiting formal charges. It was not known if he has hired an attorney.