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Man charged in baby’s death angered by infant’s crying


By Candice Dehnbostel

A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder when a 5-week-old boy died from blunt force head injuries, reported The Associated Press.


Daniel Leikas, the infant’s caregiver, became frustrated with the baby, who had been crying and fussing, reported the Pioneer Press. A criminal complaint states Leikas told police he lifted the boy over his head and hurled him into a car seat, according to the Pioneer Press.

Leikas appeared in court Thursday for the charges, according to the Star Tribune, and he was ordered not have contact with the baby's mother, Zonebia Benson-Winden.