Father charged in death of 3-month-old

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A St. Louis County man is facing charges in the death of his 3-month-old son.

Charges of child abuse resulting in death were filed Tuesday against 21-year-old Dearis L. Ricks. He is accused of striking the head of his son, Skyy, against a hard object.

The baby was taken to a hospital Monday after being found unresponsive at home.

Ricks is jailed on $200,000 cash-only bond.


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