BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Hennepin County authorities have charged a Brooklyn Park man who they say beat his 10-month-old son and left him brain dead.
Twenty-year-old Dennis Taylor is charged with first-degree assault. Authorities say the baby was declared brain dead Monday and was on life support Tuesday.READ MORE: AP Source: Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett Taking Head Coach Job In Denver
Paramedics found the baby not breathing when they were called to a Brooklyn Park home Friday.
Taylor tells officers he left the baby in a car seat to sleep, and the baby had vomited and wasn’t breathing when Taylor returned. He tells police he was the only adult present.READ MORE: Minnesota To Distribute 2.1 Million Free KN95 Masks
Doctors at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis say the boy suffered severe a brain injury consistent with abuse and there was evidence of a previous brain injury.
Taylor is being held in the Hennepin County jail. Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.MORE NEWS: None Hurt In Fire At Minneapolis Nonprofit House Of Charity
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