Father Charged with Throwing Newborn to Get Him to Stop Crying

An Illinois man admitted to police that he threw his newborn son multiple times to get him to stop crying.

18-year-old Nicholas Fecarota was taken into custody by Minooka police and charged with first degree murder in the death of his 3-week-old baby. 

On Friday, Minooka police responded to a call about a 3-week-old baby boy who was not breathing. The baby was transported to Morris Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. Doctors determined that the baby had a skull fracture. After interviewing Fecarota, police say he admitted to throwing the baby multiple times to make him stop crying.

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