Jason Johnson charged with murder, accused of hitting toddler son in stomach

7:01 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of his son.

Court documents state Jason Johnson was taking care of his 1-year-old son Saturday when his son, identified only as J.J. suffered blunt force trauma to his abdomen. Authorities believe Johnson struck his son in the stomach.

The probable cause statement says Johnson did not seek medical attention for his son, who died Sunday.

Injuries to J.J. include a severed liver, internal bleeding, and a hematoma on his head.

Johnson has been charged with second-degree murder and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious emotional or physical injury.

KSDK

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