A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday in the death of his 6-month-old child, according to court documents.
West Valley City police were first called to help a child who wasn’t breathing. The child was taken to the hospital, where medics discovered the child had multiple injuries — including bruising, brain hemorrhaging and a fractured skull, according to a probable cause statement. The baby later died.
During questioning from police, the child’s father said he threw a metal bottle at the baby’s head, hit the child in the head with his fist and dropped the baby from a swing set onto the concrete, the probable cause statement states.
The 23-year-old was booked into Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of child abuse homicide. He was also booked for allegedly obstructing justice for lying to police and saying his brother hurt the baby.