When an Arkansas mother who suffered from childbirth complications came home from the hospital last week, she made a devastating find.
Her newborn baby boy was lying dead on the couch, and the child’s father was nowhere to be found.
Neighbor Sheresa Dodson watched the mom find her son, she told KATV:
“Rescue was walking up, and there was a woman on the telephone screaming ‘The baby’s dead. We just got home from the hospital, we didn’t have the keys, I broke in, the baby’s on the sofa, dead.’”
Now, police say the child’s father, Mark Weldon Lewis, has admitted to killing the newborn.
According to WGNO, Lewis was home alone with the 2-week-old baby on March 27 as the mom remained hospitalized.
He later told police that he had nobody to help him and became frustrated with the child. That’s when he allegedly punched the child with such force in the head that he died.
Once Lewis realized his son was dead, he said he left the apartment with some clothes and threw away the key.
He did not contact the child’s mother, who found the baby two days later when she came home.