Teenager Beats Baby To Death With Joypad

   18/08/2009 at 16:58       Richard Horne       5 COMMENTS.
Source - Tribune News
A Tomball (Texas) teenager has been arrested on suspicion of causing death to a 23-month old baby by hitting it on the head with a video-game remote control.

17 year old Ethan Wolfe was arrested in connection with the death of infant Julie Maus. Det. Ron McGuillion investigating, reported that Wolfe was babysitting Maus while playing a 'war-style video game'. Upon losing a game, it is alleged that Wolfe became angry and frustrated and woke the baby up. The baby's incessant screaming then caused him to strike it over the head with a 'wireless remote control' and throw it on the bed causing it to bounce and hit its head on the headboard.

A short time later while doing the dishes, and not as has been mis-reported, playing Cooking Mama, Wolfe noticed the baby was not moving and took it to a neighbour before calling 911.

The emergency services found the baby unresponsive and it was immediately put on a life support machine but soon after diagnosed as brain-dead. The life support machine was then switch off.

Wolfe denies the claims, instead blaming the fact that the baby had a history of violent seizures and suggested that that might have caused the death. He also claimed that the infant regularly threw temper tantrums with such force that it would flail its arms violently and one of these episodes could also have caused the damage.

A post mortem confirmed multiple head contusions, internal bleeding and injuries the autopsy report show were due to more than just a simple accidental head bump.

Wolfe was arrested and charged with first-degree injury to a child which carries the same punishment as first-degree murder. The infant;s mother meanwhile is 8 months pregnant with Wolfe's child.
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