A Cincinnati man is accused of strangling and killing a 6-month-old boy.
Leandre Glenn, 21, of Cincinnati, is accused of murdering infant Christopher Walter on June 15.
Glenn was caring for the baby, who is not his biological son, and brought the unconscious 6-month-old to Cincinnati Children's Hospital, according to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The child remained on life support until June 20, when he died.
The Hamilton County Coroner reportedly found the child's death was "the result of traumatic brain injury and blunt impacts to the head," according to prosecutors.
Officials said there was also evidence of strangulation found on Christopher's neck and throat.
“It’s been a tough year. I don’t know what would ever possess someone to do this to anyone, let alone such a young baby,” Prosecuting Attorney Joe Deters said in a statement. “This callous disregard for human life is unbelievable, and we have seen way too much this in Hamilton County. It is our goal to bring Christopher and his short life some form of justice.”
Glenn was arrested in Avondale, Ohio, and charged with two counts of murder, one count of endangering children, one count of carry concealed weapons and one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.
“Christopher Walters affectionately known as 'toot' was such a happy and loveable baby! You wore a smile that was priceless,” Christopher’s family said in a statement released by WLWT.com.
“He would warm anyone’s heart. Mother Onesty Jones, grandmother Felicia Jones and a host of other friends and family are missing him dearly. We can’t believe anyone would want to hurt toot!”
Glenn faces life in prison if convicted. He is currently being held on $1 million bond in the Hamilton County Jail.
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