Man, 30, has been arrested with a crime after a spectator said the man was an alcoholic and fully drunken put a heavy blanket on his little girl’s face to obstruct her from crying and the baby died cause of suffocation.
According to reports recorded by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Winston Hicks, of Minneapolis, has been charged by warrant after his nine-week-old daughter’s death on Aug. 3.
Police initially saw the child not responding after 8:30 a.m. that day in a house on the 3400 block of Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis.
An observer in the house that morning affirmed Hicks, the mother and she were all taking narcotics and drinking beverages the night prior.
Hicks was drunken and was the only individual present there with the baby in the restroom. The observer said Hicks furiously killed the child by covering the girl’s face with the heavy blanket.
The baby was then hurried to the nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
After interrogating with the mother she said she moved up to the noise of Hicks vomiting in the pot.
She went to observe the baby and saw a large, heavy blanket on the infant’s face. The baby was not puffing. The mother instantly called 911 for help.
She told police the baby must have pulled the heavy blanket from the nightstand on top of her, but officers noted that was doubtful because the nightstand was littered with objects.
The baby died cause of suffocation and being deprived of oxygen (asphyxiation).