The father of a 6-month-old boy who was allegedly stomped to death by a 10-year-old girl at a Wisconsin daycare says the tween suspect deserves to be "in shackles."
The girl allegedly killed the baby the day before Halloween after becoming panicked by his crying.
Nate Liedl, the boy's father, has no sympathy for his son's alleged killer despite her young age.
"As opposed to seeing it as a 10-year-old girl, I saw it as the person who killed my son,” Liedl told KTRK. “And she, in my opinion, deserved to be in shackles or handcuffs. She's a criminal.”
The unidentified girl was charged with first-degree intentional homicide as an adult earlier this month, according to the Associated Press.
As her mother held her, the judge in the case ordered a $50,000 cash bond to keep her behind bars, according to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
First responders found the baby, named Jaxon, unresponsive and bleeding from his head after the incident. Though the child was airlifted to a children’s hospital, he died two days later.
“I had sent a couple messages out to family to let them know that Jaxon's not going to make it. I remember, I broke down out there pretty bad. Yeah, it really hit hard," Liedl told KTRK, recalling the days surrounding his son’s death.
District Attorney Wade Newell said that the girl has confessed to killing the child, WEAU in Eau Claire, Wisconsin reports.
“She stated she was holding the child and that’s when she dropped the child,” Newell said. “The child hit its head on the footstool and then the child started crying and she panicked and didn’t know what to do and didn’t want to get into trouble and then she proceeded to stomp on the 6-month-old’s head.”
Liedl said he isn’t just mourning the death of his son, but time lost, stating that he had been in a custody battle over the child.
“Missing out on those first three months was hard enough. And then, to be granted only eight hours after that, I feel like they essentially robbed me of time with Jaxon,” he told KTRK. “Now I'm not going to be able to get any of it back."
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