BALTIMORE - A man was convicted of abusing to death his six-week-old son because he wouldn’t stop crying, said the Baltimore City State’s Attorney.
Dion Ware, 21, faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for hitting his son. On Nov. 26, 2012, Ware’s son was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Room, where doctors found fractured ribs and severe bruises on his face and chest.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide based on the injuries.
Ware’s son was originally rushed to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing. Ware realized he was pushing too hard on the child during CPR, according to the State’s Attorney.
The jury could not reach a consensus on the charge of second-degree murder. The State’s Attorney’s office will evaluate the case to determine whether to retry Ware for the charge.
Ware is scheduled for sentencing on June 10.