Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Father Charged in Suffocation of Infant Son

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Father Charged in Suffocation of Infant Son

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Allegheny County Police on Wednesday charged a McKeesport man with homicide in the suffocation of his 4-month-old son.

Police had obtained an arrest warrant for De-John Johnson, 26, of McKeesport, in the death of the child, who was identified as Isaiah Brooks-Leonard.

According to a criminal complaint, McKeesport police were called to an address on Banker Street on Feb. 6 for a report of an unresponsive infant.

The baby was in cardiac arrest and was taken to UPMC McKeesport, where he was pronounced dead at 4:33 a.m. Allegheny County homicide detectives, who assisted in the investigation, reported that the infant suffered bruising and scrapes on the face, right hip and ankles. The inside of the infant's upper lip also was torn, detectives said. …

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