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Associated Press, Published September 25 2010

Minn. man charged in death of infant son

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – A North Mankato man is charged in the death of his 3-month-old son.

Christopher Douglas Farris faces 10 felonies, including three counts of second-degree murder, first and second-degree manslaughter and assault.

The complaint quotes the 27-year-old as saying he jerked Dawson John Farris from a bouncy seat by one arm after he started crying and his head may have hit a door in their trailer. He also allegedly admitted bouncing the boy hard.

The medical examiner says he died of head trauma and had damage to his optic nerve, a bite mark on his cheek and a bruise on his skull.

KEYC-TV reports bail was set Friday at $1.5 million without conditions and $750,000 with the conditions that he have no contact with children.


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