RACINE, Wis. — A Wisconsin teen is facing charges of first-degree reckless homicide and child abuse in connection with the death of his 1-month-old baby, authorities said.
Racine police and rescue crews responded to the home Feb. 14 after receiving a report of an unresponsive infant, according to the newspapers. Authorities arrived to find the baby already dead and a 1-year-old child with a bruised, injured eye, the outlets reported.
Powell and the children’s mother, 18-year-old Javian Clark, told police they had been the baby’s only caregivers the past eight days, authorities said.
Powell was arrested and remains jailed on $50,000 bond, authorities said.
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