Monday, October 12, 2015

Dad charged in death of 3-month-old son (Lincoln County, Missouri)

Dad is identified as STEVE SCHNELL.

Baby dies after father allegedly shakes him

Posted: Oct 08, 2015 10:25 PM EST Updated: Oct 09, 2015 9:49 PM EST

By Christina Santiago

LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. ( - Investigators said they believe a Moscow Mills man is responsible for injuries that put a newborn in the hospital. That child was on life support, but died a day later.

Steve Schnell, 25, is charged with child abuse. He told deputies his three-month-old son was choking so he patted the boy on the back and shook him to revive him. Doctors said injuries were more likely from the baby being shaken.

The baby boy had bleeding in the brain and detached retinas.