DAILYKENN.com -- In an effort to revive the toddler, the suspect reportedly placed the little boy's face under a faucet and also shook him.
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Berkeley man charged in toddler’s death
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -
A Berkeley man is facing charges for his alleged role in the death of a toddler in Belleville.
Gyasi Campbell, 24, is charged with first-degree murder.
Prosecutors in St. Clair County say he is responsible for the death of 2-year-old Kane Friess, who died on April 14, 2017.
Authorities said Friess died from head trauma.
Police say Campbell lived with Kane’s mother in Belleville at the time.
He is not in custody.
Boyfriend told police he tried to revive toddler by shaking him, putting face under faucet
A Belleville man told police he put the face of his girlfriend’s toddler son under a faucet and shook him in attempts to revive the child, whose death is the subject of a police investigation.
No one, including the boyfriend, has been charged in connection with the April death of the boy, 2-year-old Kane Friess-Wylie. But search warrant documents filed by St. Clair County sheriff’s detectives show that the boyfriend was a subject of the investigation.
Investigators initially held a person of interest in the hours after Kane’s death and search warrant documents indicate the person being held was the boyfriend. However, they released him shortly after the child’s death while the investigation continued.
According to a medical examiner’s report, the child died of a head injury.
The boyfriend talked about the attempts to revive the child during an interview with St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Justin Biggs. The investigation was launched after Kane’s 24-year-old mother Lindsey Friess came home to her Belleville apartment about 8:30 p.m. on April 13 to find her boyfriend holding the boy in a reclining chair, according to an affidavit filed by Biggs as part of an application for a search warrant.
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