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ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A 21-year-old man faces charges in the death of a three-month-old baby, according to St. Louis County police.

Dearis Ricks has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death.

Officers responded to a sick call Monday in the 10000 block of Spring Garden. Three-month-old Skyy Ricks was found unresponsive and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to an autopsy, the child died from head trauma.

Ricks confessed to hitting the child against the head with a hard object, according to St. Louis County Police.

Ricks is currently being held on $200,000 cash-only bond.

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