St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A north St. Louis man charged in the fatal beating of his one year old child was arraigned in St. Louis Circuit Court Wednesday and ordered held without bond.
23 year old Jason Johnson is charged with second degree murder and felony child abuse in the weekend death of his infant son Jayce.
Investigators say Johnson punched the little boy in the stomach, severing the child's liver and causing extensive bruising to the baby's head.
The child was under the care of his father at the time, and despite the assault, Johnson did not seek medical attention for his son who died the following day at the hospital.
Johnson was ordered to return to court November 28th.