5 PM: KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha man is charged in the death of a toddler left in his care.
Twenty-three-year-old Hunter Jones was charged Wednesday with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of 2-year-old Matthew Bolinski. A criminal complaint says Jones called 911 March 27 to say the child had jumped out of his playpen and hit his head. The complaint says Jones was on the phone with a dispatcher for four minutes before he revealed the child wasn’t breathing.
Jones’ wife, an in-home day care provider, told investigators she left the child and others in her husband’s care while she went out to pick up dinner. An autopsy listed the cause of the child’s death as undetermined, but also said the toddler had 18 contusions on his head and likely died of asphyxia. Court records do not list a defense attorney.
11 AM: KENOSHA, WI–A 23 year old man is in custody for the death of a 2 year old boy that was left in his care. The death happened on March 27th and 23 year old Hunter Jones was arrested Tuesday.
According to Kenosha Police, Jones faces charges of 1st degree reckless homicide and is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon. Police were called to the 2300 block of Lincoln Road for an unresponsive child in March. Life saving measures at the scene failed and an autopsy was performed.
The deceased child has been identified as 2 year old Matthew Bolinski. We’ll have more details as they become available.