A man said a child was fatally hurt after being hit by a car, but police say that wasn’t the case and accused him of murder.
On Dec. 10, St. Louis Metro police responded to an apartment building after a 3-year-old child was not breathing and had bruises all over his body, according to court records obtained by KMOV4. The child later died from his injuries.
The victim was left in the care of Timothy Robinson, 33, while the child’s mom went to a job interview, according to the report. The mom returned home to find her son unconscious on the floor with head wounds.
Robinson said he took the child to the gas station and the boy was hit by the car.
When the mom called the police, Robinson left the home, according to the report.
Investigators found no evidence the child was hit by a car nor any evidence the two were at the store when Robinson said they were, according to KMOV4. An autopsy determined that the child’s injuries were not consistent with a collision with a car.
Police charged Robinson with second-degree felony murder and the abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.