S. Ind. man faces charges in infant son's death

WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana man faces a murder charge in the death of his four-month-old son after allegedly telling police he became so frustrated with the child's crying that he slammed the youngster's head repeatedly against the floor.

Twenty-one-year-old Corey Lyons remained jailed Saturday at the Daviess County Jail in Levi J. Lyons' June death. He faces charges of murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

The Washington Times-Herald reports that Lyons told police several versions of how his son was injured. An affidavit states he first told them the child fell out of his arms, but later said he knelt down, grabbed the baby's shoulders and slammed the child's head repeatedly on the floor.

A preliminary autopsy showed the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

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