Police in New Albany arrested 26-year-old Arthur Eurek after opening an investigation into the child’s death on April 23, WCBI reported.
Staff at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis contacted Child Protective Services about the case.
According to police, Eurek claimed the newborn, Ryker Burns, wasn’t acting right so he called his girlfriend, the child’s mother, at work. The mother than phone 911 and emergency responders rushed the child to an area hospital.
- 8-Week-Old Newborn Dies With Numerous Injuries Including A Skull Fracture, Parents Charged
- A Detroit Man Was Babysitting His Friend’s 1-Year-Old Girl. Police Say He Was Arrested After She Died From Abuse.
- ‘It's hard to process something like this’: Kansas father accused of murder after baby dies in house fire
The boy was airlifted to Memphis for treatment, and he died from his injuries.
As a result, earlier child abuse charges filed against Eurek were upgraded to murder, according to WCBI.
An autopsy has been scheduled.
Become a Front Page Detective
Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.