Suspect in Infant’s Death Blames Another Child
Special to the Chronicle
The man accused and arrested in the death of a 4-month-old boy told police investigators one of the boy’s sisters should be blamed.
It was determined that he boy died of head trauma.
Antonio Goodwin, 31, told investigators the girl caused her brother’s injuries by standing on the boy’s back.
Shortly after 11 a.m. on April 6, police responded to Deaconess Hospital on reports of a child not breathing. At the hospital, investigators met with Mr. Goodwin, who said he was Ryan Keesee’s stepfather.
Mr. Goodwin, who said he had been dating the boy’s mother for about five months, said he heard the boy crying in a bedroom and walked in to see the boy’s sister standing on Ryan’s back in a play pen.
He said he took the girl off the boy’s back and later noticed “discoloration of the child’s skin,” according to an affidavit.
He said the boy was whimpering.
A CT scan of the boy’s head revealed “bleeding on his brain” and he was taken to the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 2:20 p.m....To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper