ST. ALBANS, N.Y. (WPIX)—A 20-year-old father is charged with murdering his 7-month-old son, after he confessed to punching the crying baby in the chest, police said.
Larry Greene has been charged with second-degree murder, after reportedly confessing to authorities he punched the baby in the chest.
Greene -- who apparently watched Xiah Greene each day as his 17-year-old mother attended school -- was apparently jealous of the amount of time she would spend with her baby. Sources tell PIX News, Greene initially told police he had hit the child because he was choking. However, upon further questioning by detectives, Greene admitted he had hit the child in order to "toughen him up."
Authorities found Xiah unconscious inside the family's apartment on 113th Ave. in St. Albans Tuesday night. The infant was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The baby's mother has not been charged.
Greene is due in court on April 26.