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Charges Issued on 21 year old man for Abuse or Neglect of a Child – Resulting in Death

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Charges have been filed Tuesday against a 21 yr old St. Louis man for abuse and neglect of a child that resulted in death. On Monday, officers from the North County St. Louis Department, responded to a call in the 10000 block of Spring Garden where a three month old child […]

Charges Issued on 21 year old man for Abuse or Neglect of a Child – Resulting in Death

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Charges have been filed Tuesday against a 21 yr old St. Louis man for abuse and neglect of a child that resulted in death.

On Monday, officers from the North County St. Louis Department, responded to a call in the 10000 block of Spring Garden where a three month old child was unresponsive.

3 month old Skyy Ricks, was taken to an area hospital but pronounced dead after being found unresponsive at home.

Autopsy results revealed the cause of death to be head trauma. 21 yr old Dearis Ricks of St. Louis who was caring for the child at the time was arrested and taken in for questioning. Ricks later confessed to striking the infant’s head against a hard object. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued a charge for one count of Abuse or Neglect of a Child – Resulting in Death, Ricks is currently being held on a $200,000 cash only bond.

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