Missouri man charged in connection to the death of 5-month-old son

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Source: MEGA

May. 12 2021, Published 8:37 a.m. ET

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A Missouri man was arrested in connection to the February death of his 5-month-old son.

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Dillon Livingston, of Gower, Missouri, was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of child abuse or neglect of a child.

According to a probable cause statement obtained by News-Press Now, first responders arrived at Livingston’s home on a call about an unresponsive 5-month-old.

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Livingston was the sole caregiver of the infant. He said that the child rolled out of a recliner and had medical issues a short time later, according to the court document obtained by News-Press Now.

Medical professionals stated a fall from a chair was not consistent with the infant’s injuries, which included multiple hemorrhages, bruises and fractures.

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The infant was transported to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph and then flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, but died from his injuries.

Livingston also allegedly abused the infant’s twin in November 2020 when the mother of the children was not home, according to News-Press Now.

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He explained the injuries, saying he accidentally dropped the child. The mother took photos of the injuries, but no charges were filed, according to the report. 

Livingston admitted he handled the baby too forcefully when the child became fussy, according to the probable cause statement.

Livingston is being held without bond. 

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