Mitchell Man Charged in Violent Death of His Girlfriend's Baby

By: David Shepherd, Director of News & Public Information

Information from the Bedford Times Mail contributed to this report.

BEDFORD -- A baby was killed over the weekend.  The coroner says it’s a homicide and now to Mitchell man is behind bars.

A 911 call came in to the Lawrence County Dispatch center around 8:57 a.m. Saturday in reference to an unconscious 18-month-old male.

The child was pronounced dead and a death investigation began.

The Bedford Times Mail now reports the mother’s boyfriend, 29-year-old Jessie Phillips has been arrested on charges of Aggravated Battery Resulting in the Death of a Child Under the Age of 14.

That’s a level 1 felony.

An autopsy revealed the baby died from an acute subdural hemorrhage to the brain.

No other details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Phillips at (812) 277 – 7254.