http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...13ee8c641.htmlA man told Dallas police he beat his girlfriend's baby to death at an Oak Cliff home Tuesday because the boy would not stop crying and calling for his mother, according to police documents.
Child abuse detectives arrested Jonathan Peterson, 22, on a felony charge of injury to a child in the death of 1-year-old Bronson Franklin. Peterson is being held at the Dallas County Jail on $750,000 bail.
Peterson demonstrated for detectives how he "whooped" the baby approximately three times, including a blow to the head, until he stopped crying, the documents said.
"I hope I didn't hit him too hard," Peterson said to Dallas police officers at a hospital.
The severely bruised baby was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center and briefly resuscitated before being flown to Children's Medical Center Dallas. He died there shortly after 7 p.m.