7-month-old beat to death, prosecutor says
The 7-month-old girl had two burst blood vessels in her eye when she was dropped off at a day-care center in March.
The center’s staff noticed more injuries when she was dropped off over the next few days at the center in the Minneapolis suburbs: bruises and scratches on the baby’s cheek the next day, and more on her back the following day.
When the staff asked the baby’s caretaker — the live-in boyfriend of the girl’s mother — about the injuries, he said the child was injured at home, according to a statement of probable cause.
The next morning, on March 24, the man, Chris McMorris, didn’t bring the child to day care.
Instead, he called 911.