Teen facing charges in death of young Phoenix boy - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Teen facing charges in death of young Phoenix boy

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix teenage is facing charges after a child he was babysitting was injured last weekend and later died.

Phoenix police say the 16-year-old boy's name isn't being released at this time.

They say the teen originally was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child abuse and the 5-year-old boy died Wednesday.

Police were called Sunday night to Phoenix Children's Hospital after the victim's mother says she found her son unresponsive in bed after she got home from work.

The child was airlifted to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

The teen's father is the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Police say the boy allegedly got upset at the 5-year-old and pushed him to the ground, knocking the child unconscious.

The teen was taken to the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices