Liberal police arrest father in connection to infant son’s death

LIBERAL, Kan. (KSNW) – Liberal police have arrested a 19-year-old father Wednesday in connection to the death of his son.

The baby died Oct. 26. On that day, 911 operators received a call from a 19-year-old man who was in route to Southwest Medical Center with his infant son. The man told the operators that his son wasn’t breathing. The baby, identified by authorities as Zaiden Spencer did not survive. A preliminary investigation and autopsy indicated the death was suspicious.

An affidavit will be submitted to the Seward County Attorney seeking charges of first-degree murder and child abuse.

The investigation of this incident is ongoing.

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