St. Louis man charged with murdering his 3-month-old son
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A St. Louis father has been charged with murdering his 3-month-old son.
According to police, the incident happened Saturday around 2:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of S. Compton Avenue.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office said 23-year-old Jibri Baker pushed his son’s head down into a pillow until the child stopped moving. When it appeared as though the infant started breathing again, Baker allegedly held the boy’s nose and closed his mouth until he was unresponsive.
The child, identified as Ayden Baker, was rushed to local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Baker was charged with first-degree murder. He remains jailed on a $500,000 cash-only bond.