Wisconsin man admits to punching 2-month-old to death


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CNN) — A Wisconsin man admitted to punching a two-month-old baby to death. He’s now charged with first-degree reckless homicide.

Investigators say this all started after the baby’s father, Kenta Evans, and the baby’s mother got into an argument.

Evans, is now behind bars, accused of murdering the 2-month-old.

With his head down and visibly upset, Evans made his first court appearance on Monday.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 5th, Evans went to see the baby and the infant’s mother, Jessica McNeal.

Once inside the home, Evans became angry, accusing McNeal of “having other men in the home,” even taking her “cell phone and smashing it against the wall.”

During the argument, the baby’s mother walked away from Evans to her room where the infant was playing in his pen.

She picked up the infant and asked Evans “to leave.”

According to court documents, that’s when Evans started “punching McNeal “repeatedly with a closed fist” all “while McNeal continued to hold the infant.”

A family member noticed the baby was “bleeding from the mouth,” “had multiple knots on his head” and was “barely breathing.”

The two-month -old was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Evans’ next court date is June 20th. His bail was set at $200,000.

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