Kenosha Police are recommending homicide, substantial battery, and arson charges against a 34-year-old man for the death of his infant daughter.
Police Chief John Morrisey says the death of 11-month-old girl on Tuesday is one of the most violent he’s ever seen in his years of police work. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Morrisey said a citizen called police and reported hearing “screams for help and could hear a baby crying. This citizen heard what he described as two thump sounds, and then there was no longer crying. He then saw the suspect holding something over his head and then saw the suspect drop what he was holding.”
It was only then that the witnessed realized the man was holding a baby.
The suspect was arrested after a stand-off with police. Firefighters were called after he reportedly tried to start several fires in his apartment.
The baby died Tuesday after being taken to a hospital. A medical examiner ruled her death was homicide due to multiple blunt force injuries.