Police said that an Alaskan man was arrested for the murder of a baby girl.
Fairbanks Police and Medical personnel responded to a call from the Aurora Subdivision on Friday morning. Alaska Public.
The child’s mother told police when she went to wake the baby, she found her dead, Fairbanks police said.
Officials said that the mother claimed that she had left her children at home with Zackry Johnson, 31-year-old boyfriend.
According to police, she claimed she returned home late and Johnson said that Johnson had told her that the child was asleep.
Authorities claim that the 1-year old child sustained multiple injuries to her bodies, consistent with being attacked, and that Johnson waived Miranda rights during an interview. Johnson initially claimed that the baby was his. “play fighting”Authorities say she was with her 6-year-old sibling.
Cops said that after telling Johnson that the infant’s injuries were inconsistent with that account, he “ultimately admitted to causing multiple injuries and acknowledged using too much force against the child as he was trying to get her to take a nap so that he could play video games.”
“He demonstrated several of the actions he used on the child and further acknowledged his actions likely (led) to the death of the girl,”The statement was signed by police.
Johnson was arrested at Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was charged for second-degree murder.
Anyone with further information on the infant’s death is asked to contact detectives at [email protected] or 907-450-6550. Fairbanks police urged anyone with information that could help them to call the Alaska State Troopers at 1-800-478-4444 or Fairbanks Police at 907-450-6550.