Suspect charged in death of 3-month-old

Suspect charged in death of 3-month-old

Ricks is charged with one count of Abuse or Neglect of a Child following the death of 3-month-old Skyy Ricks.

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

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Posted on August 13, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Suspect charged in death of 3-month-old

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A suspect is in custody after an infant was killed by head trauma in St. Louis County on Monday.

Police responded to the 10000 block of Spring Garden where they found 3-month-old Skyy Ricks unresponsive. Police say the infant was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

According to police, Dearis Ricks, 21, confessed to striking the infant’s head against a hard object.

Ricks is charged with one count of Abuse or Neglect of a Child-Resulting in Death.  He is currently being held on a $200,000 cash only bond. 

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