Mom's Boyfriend Held in Wichita Baby's Death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The boyfriend of a slain baby's mother remains jailed in Wichita on suspicion of felony murder.

No charges have been filed in the death of 10-month-old Brooklyn Brown, but the boyfriend was being held today on $1 million bond.

Brooklyn was taken to a Wichita hospital not breathing Wednesday and died Saturday night of apparent blunt force trauma.

The 28-year-old boyfriend was booked in the Sedgwick County Jail in the death, the city's ninth child homicide and 33rd homicide overall this year.

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

Investigators said the baby had skull fractures consistent with blunt force trauma.


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