Link:A Minnesota father intentionally dropped his 5-month-old son on his head for “being difficult” as he tried to get him to fall asleep, prosecutors said.
Matthew Hoisser, 35, of Woodbury, was charged with second-degree murder on Friday in the death of his infant son, Gus, who died five days after the incident on April 24, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
Hoisser told police his son was “crying and fussy and was being difficult” before he dropped the boy head-first on the floor, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the newspaper.
The following morning, the boy was “noticeably whining and whimpering” while refusing to drink a bottle. His mother then dropped the infant off at the home of a babysitter, who later found him unresponsive after being put down for a nap.
The boy, whose skull was fractured in the fall, was rushed to a hospital in St. Paul and later died at a hospital in Minneapolis. His cause of death was blunt force trauma, the newspaper reports.