Man found guilty in son’s death

A 24-year-old Milwaukee man was convicted Friday of first-degree reckless homicide in the beating death of his infant son, court records say. The incident occurred in February 2009 when his wife, the child’s mother, was at a doctor’s appointment, authorities said. The child was in comatose and died several months later. The man was originally charged with child abuse, and he fled to Illinois. The child’s mother tried to eliminate her husband’s parental rights to the boy so she could make end-of-life decisions for her son.

The man was also found guilty of bail jumping. He will be sentenced June 15, court records show, and he could face up to 60 years in prison. His wife testified against him in trial, but authorities said she became upset when the verdict was announced.

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