Mom's Boyfriend Charged in Wichita Baby's Death

Michael Janzen
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A man is charged with felony first-degree
murder in the abuse death of his girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter.

A preliminary hearing for 28-year-old Michael Janzen is set for Dec. 16 in Sedgwick County District Court in the death of Brooklyn Brown.

She was not breathing when she was taken to a Wichita hospital Nov. 26. She died Saturday night of apparent blunt force trauma.

The death was Wichita's ninth child homicide and 33rd homicide overall this year.

Police said Janzen was watching the baby at a Wichita home while the mother was at work. He took the unconscious child to the mother's workplace and the baby was taken to a hospital.

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