Bond Denied For Father Charged With Murdering Baby
Bond was denied Friday for a northwest suburban man charged with murdering his 5-month-old son, who died Wednesday afternoon of blunt head trauma caused from child abuse.
of 1714 Sable Ln. in Mount Prospect was pronounced dead at 12:41 p.m. Wednesday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
An autopsy conducted Friday revealed Dylan died from a subdural hematoma caused by blunt head trauma as a result of child abuse, and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner's office said.
First-degree murder charges were filed Friday against the boy's father, Ibrahim Kibayasi, according to Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. He was denied bond by Judge Bridget Hughes.
The alleged abuse happened on Sept. 3 at the Mount Prospect home Ibrahim Kibayasi shared with his wife and Dylan. Ibrahim, a stay-at-home dad, was taking care of Dylan while his mother was at work when the baby developed diarrhea, which caused multiple diaper changes
, court records indicated.
At about 3:30 p.m., his father became angry and started yelling at the baby
. He picked Dylan up and shook him multiple times, jerking his head back and forth as he shook him, prosecutors allege. He then threw the baby onto the bed.
He immediately saw Dylan's eyes roll back in his head and noticed the baby was having trouble breathing. He attempted to perform CPR but couldn't because Dylan's nose was bleeding
, court records said.
He then drove to pick up his wife, the boy's mother, from work without telling her what had occurred
. She immediately noticed the baby's eyes rolled back and called 911, according to court records.
The boy suffered a seizure on the way to the hospital and was initally admitted to Lutheran General in critical condition, court records said. Doctors in the emergency room said the boy suffered a subdural hematoma, as well as a retinal hemorrhage caused by shaken baby syndrome. Tests also indicated the boy had three healing rib fractures, consistent with being tightly squeezed.
Ibrahim Kibayasi gave a videotaped statement to police, indicating he violently shook the baby even though he knew he should not. He told police he grabbed the boy by the midsection and lightly squeezed him out of anger a few weeks prior and did not tell the boy's mother, court records said.
Ibrahim Kibayasi, 29, was originally arrested by Mount Prospect police on Monday and charged with aggravated battery of a child, police said.
He has no criminal history but is considered a flight risk because he was in the United States on a student visa which expired seven years ago. He is originally from Tanzania, court records indicate.
DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe said the agency is investigating Dylan's death. The agency had received what Marlowe called "unfounded allegations of abuse" against both parents in June
. There are no other children in the home, he said.