Southwestern Missouri man charged in infant son's death

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 15:54:54-05

TUNAS, Mo. — A southwestern Missouri man is accused in the death of his infant son.

KYTV-TV reported that 24-year-old Brantly Scott, of Tunas, has been charged with child abuse resulting in death and child endangerment.

Deputies responded to Scott’s home on Dec. 15 after a report of a baby not breathing. The child later died.

Doctors determined the infant had swelling and hemorrhaging of the brain and bruising on his forehead, jaw line and chest.

Investigators said Scott admitted to shaking the baby when the child failed to calm down, and throwing it on the bed.

Scott does not yet have a listed attorney.

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