MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Police said a 29-year-old man punched a 7-week-old baby and then squeezed her until she lost consciousness.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Mail Thief Targets Miami Lakes Neighborhood
Pinellas County Sheriff’s officials said in an email that Artem Eydelman was arrested late Monday, a week after little Gwendolyn Eydelman died.
Deputies said Eydelman was not the biological father but had met 26-year-old Mariah Samon when she was three months pregnant.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Woman Refused To Wear A Mask
The child was unresponsive when deputies arrived at the home Nov. 17. Eydelman told them he fed her and put her in the bassinet before falling asleep. When he returned 15 minutes, she wasn’t breathing. She died Nov. 19.
Deputies found inconsistencies in his story.
He later told investigators he punched her out of frustration while changing her diaper.MORE NEWS: Northeast High School Student Accused Of Bringing Loaded Gun To School
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