Donna police: Michigan teen confesses to killing infant son

6 months 23 hours 2 minutes ago Friday, June 02 2023 Jun 2, 2023 June 02, 2023 6:42 PM June 02, 2023 in News - Local

An 18-year-old is behind bars Friday on a capital murder charge in connection with the death of his infant son, according to the Donna Police Department.

Seneca Allen Booker was arrested after a preliminary autopsy revealed his 6-month-old son died due to multiple blunt force trauma to the head, according to a news release. 

The infant was found unresponsive early Friday morning at the Dolphin Motel, located in the 2300 block of US Highway 83, and declared deceased at Knapp Medical Center.

Donna police spokesman Sgt. Adrian Hooks said the Michigan teen had been staying at the motel since Thursday.

"The initial statement made by the defendant was that the baby had fallen off the bed," Hook said. "However, it wasn't consistent with the injuries that were identified at the hospital."

Booker eventually confessed to killing his son, Hooks said, adding that the suspect is being held at the Donna city jail pending his arraignment. 

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