Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dad charged in death of 4-month-old son (Pulaski County, Missouri)

Dad is identified as JEREMIAH JENNINGS. No mention of a mother in the home.

POSTED: 06:16 PM CDT Oct 14, 2014 UPDATED: 06:22 PM CDT Oct 14, 2014

Prosecutors charge father in the death of his baby

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. - Prosecutors in Pulaski County have charged a man in connection in the death of his four-month-old baby.

Jeremiah Jennings faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest. They say he was intoxicated. Jenning's is in the county jail on a $250,000 bond.

The coroner says the baby died from accidental suffocation because of an unsafe sleep environment.

Saint Robert police were called to an apartment complex on Carter Street Monday afternoon. Neighbor Torren Moore has lived there for six months. He says nothing has ever happened like what he saw that day.

"It was kind of crazy. I mean, the police are out here and stuff, but to actually see them over here, for something that serious of that nature. Yeah. It was kind of weird," says Moore.

Police are not releasing much information. They say they found the 4-month-old baby boy not breathing upstairs, inside apartment 70Q.

Fire fighters tried to save the baby with CPR, but it was too late. The baby died 40 minutes later at Fort Lenorard Wood hospital.

"For something like this to happen here, you got a lot a heads of turning and a lot of sympathy out for the family," says Moore.