SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A 23-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he told a social worker he fell asleep on top of his 5-month-old son.
Kelson Dooley is being held on $112,000 bail on charges of risk of injury to a minor, cruelty to persons, and second-degree reckless endangerment.
South Windsor police responded to a 911 call in September and found the baby struggling to breathe and with a bloody nose. The infant was taken to a hospital where a doctor determined the injuries were consistent with suffocation.
Dooley told police the child became unresponsive when he was in his bouncy seat and he did not know how the infant was injured.
But police say he later texted a social worker and said he had fallen asleep on the baby.
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