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Dad charged in Bronx infant's death investigated 4 previous times

Posted: 4:29 PM, Feb 09, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-09 16:29:57-05
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OLINVILLE, the Bronx — New York officials are questioning if a break in the child welfare system allowed warning sings to go unnoticed in the case of a man now charged in the death of his 6-week old son.

The New York Times reported authorities had investigated 27-year-old Teshawn Watkins four times over allegations of child abuse in the family before the death of his infant son last week.

Watkins was charged after his son was found dead in his crib in the Bronx.

Investigators said an undated video on a baby monitor showed the father pressing a pillow on the baby's head.

Watkins' lawyer, Cesar Gonzalez, says his client was “remorseful.”