Baby dies after babysitter allegedly threw him against the wall
Oklahoma police say that the man looks at girlfriend and the baby reportedly hit the one-year-old against the wall, the furniture, until he was unconscious and quiet.
A 24-year-old Oklahoma man faces upgraded charges of murder after a toddler died on Monday of brutal injuries — including slammed into a wall so hard a hole was made — after the baby would not go to sleep, police said.
Zachary Collins, 24, of Tulsa was originally arrested Saturday on child abuse and neglect, after he allegedly threw his girlfriend and the baby into furniture, until the child was unconscious and quiet while he was babysitting Friday night.
“Children look for adults and parents to care for them, and in this case that hasn’t happened, and it’s a tragedy,” Tulsa police officer Jeanne Mackenzie told FOX 23 News.
Mackenzie said Collins known officers he struck the child in the furniture and smote him, after that he would not go to sleep.
“At that time, he struck the child in the abdomen and threw him against the wall so hard that there’s a gap,” she added.
A man looks at his girlfriend and the baby reportedly hit the one-year-old against the wall, the furniture, until he was unconscious and quiet, police said.
He originally tried to blame another child for the baby’s serious injury, and the claim of a 3-year-old pushed the toddler out of the bed.
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The researchers said the injuries were too severe for officers to believe the story, and Collins later admitted that he was behind the brutal attack. He also told the police that he drank a six-pack of beer and half a glass of tequila that night, the Tulsa World reported.
The child was taken to a hospital and was given less than a 50 percent chance to survive before dying Monday morning, according to FOX 23.
Collins, who is already involved in a separate domestic assault case, the cost then upgraded to murder.
Mackenzie told FOX 23 the tragic incident is a warning for anyone with young children to keep their cool.
“They look to their parents and their caregivers for protection and safety, and if you can’t take care of them and touches you then you need to take a step back,” she said.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed