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Police: Infant Dies After Being Punched In Head By Father

Posted at 6:01 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 06:09:13-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– A Louisville man is facing a murder charge after police say he punched his 1-month-old son in the head.

According to an arrest citation obtained by WAVE 3 News, Anthony Trice was home alone watching the child when he was playing video games.

Trice reportedly started losing the game and became frustrated. He then threw the controller and punched his son in the head.

Police say following the incident, Trice picked up the infant and tried to quiet him. While carrying him into the kitchen, Trice allegedly dropped the child.

WAVE 3 News reports that Trice made his son a bottle, set him upright, and left him unattended to go to the bathroom. When he came back, he noticed the baby was in distress and called 911.

The boy was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital and listed in serious condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.