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Father kills his 16-week-old son because he cried for more than 10 minutes

By Mason White 12:45 PM February 5, 2016
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(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing his son because he cried for 10 minutes straight, police in West Virginia said.

Bridgeport police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Jeremy Kurt Shaffer, after being accused of killing 16-week-old Landyn Carder.

Shaffer was charged with second-degree murder, death of a child by a parent, child abuse and neglect leading to death. He was booked into the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, and his bail was set at $750,000.

If convicted, Shaffer faces up to 40 years in prison.

According to the police, officers were called to the Ruby Memorial Hospital, after the baby was brought in and diagnosed with bleeding in the brain.

Police learned that Shaffer was at home when the child was injured. Doctors determined that the baby’s injuries were not accidental.

The victim was in intensive care and died the next day. Shaffer told police that he was home alone when the baby was crying for more than 10 minutes and did not stop.

He then put the baby on a couch and pushed him up and down. As he walked away, Shaffer noticed that the baby was blue and not breathing.

He called his wife and asked her what to do before driving to the hospital.