The boyfriend of a mother whose 14-month-old baby died from injuries after being found unresponsive at a motel in Old Saybrook last December was arrested for the child's death at court on Friday.
Keith Frost, 29, charged with first-degree manslaughter at Middletown Superior Court on Friday morning.
Frost’s arrest comes after the 14-month-old baby was found unresponsive at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites located at 1750 Boston Post Rd. on Dec. 19, 2015.
"When we arrived originally back in December at the hotel room and got a call for an unresponsive infant Mr. Frost was the only adult found to be in the hotel room,” Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael A. Spera said.
Police said Frost gave first responders another name when they answered a 911 call
The baby was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital where police said the child died of serious internal injuries.”
An autopsy revealed the child suffered brain death and was diagnosed with abusive head trauma.
After a “detailed investigation,” police charged Frost in the child’s death. Frost is the mother’s boyfriend.
Police said Frost has been in jail on charges of criminal impersonation. Police said Frost was on the run from New York State Police in connection with an armed robbery in New York.
The police report states the victim’s mother said she and Frost were dating only a year and fought.
"We would argue about how the victim cried, Keith said he cried too much,” the report stated.
Frost is being held on $150,000 bond following his court appearance.
The investigation into the infant's death is ongoing.
"Today, law enforcement speaks for an innocent victim who sadly no longer has a voice. I am proud of the diligent work of our law enforcement professionals in seeking justice on behalf of a helpless infant following a horrific crime committed in our community,” Spera said in a statement on Friday.
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