Ohio Father Accused Of Starting To Suffocate Baby Son


UPDATED: Wednesday July 2, 2014 11:16 AM

An Ohio man is charged with felony child endangerment after telling authorities he started to suffocate his 8-month-old son because he "couldn't deal" with the boy's likeness to his mother, who lives separately.

A Holmes County sheriff's detective tells The Daily Record in Wooster the man admitted pressing a hand over the infant's face and watching him struggle and pass out. Then he shook the child, who started breathing and survived.

The detective says the baby was taken to a hospital two days later, on May 19, with a bruised face and bloodshot eyes. The man told medical staff the child had fallen from his arms.

Court records list no attorney for 22-year-old defendant Suntana Chanthakoun. He's from Big Prairie, a rural area roughly halfway between Cleveland and Columbus.

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