Father Charged In Baby's Death
Ashwaubenon-- Scott Conklin faces a charge of 1st degree reckless homicide after his infant daughter died while in his care. Conklin was arrested Wednesday after investigators say they believe he was going to flee the state.
Conklin was caring for the infant and his other 2-year-old child when the incident occurred. Conklin told police he put the girl down on the couch and went back to sleep. When he woke up he found her unresponsive. He called 911and attempted CPR, but it was too late.
Police say they became suspicious after the child's mother made statements to police that Conklin had laid the baby face down on the couch in the past, and sometimes put pillows and blankets over her face to muffle the crying sounds.
Conklin's attorney denies the charges and says his client is distraught over the infant's death.