A central Missouri man’s been charged with second degree murder of his infant child.
30-year-old Christopher Buxton of Jamestown is accused of inflicting injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Probable Cause Statement obtained from the Moniteau County Circuit Court, medical staff at the University of Missouri hospital say the two-month old baby sustained wounds, including multiple bone fractures, on different occasions.
Buxton was reportedly at home alone with the child last Thursday when he called his wife, saying the infant was unresponsive. After being transported to a hospital, the baby was kept on life support for several days before the support was removed.
The court documents say the child had been taken to a doctor at least one previous time with extensive injuries described as non-accidental.
Text message records between Buxton and his wife indicate he was frustrated having to care for the infant and not being able to contain its crying, according to the probable cause statement.
Charges were filed against Buxton in Moniteau County Wednesday. Buxton is jailed without bond. His arraignment is next Tuesday. Second degree murder carries a penalty maximum penalty of life imprisonment.