East Lansing Man on Trial For Death of Infant Son

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- An East Lansing man on trial in the death of his infant son says the death was an accident.
28-year-old Yumar Burks testified Monday that his 6-month-old son, Antonio, died after he tried to revive him the night of March 24, 2011. Burks described using "adult CPR" as he tried to revive Antonio. He also says he struck the infant multiple times during CPR.
Burks is charged with murder and first-degree child abuse.
The trial began last week in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing. It is scheduled to continue Tuesday with closing arguments.
Police have said Burks told them he fell asleep on top of Antonio, woke up and heard him gasping. Police also have said he reported accidentally dropping the child.


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