Authorities: Suspect in baby’s death bit off child’s nipples

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a St. Louis-area man whos charged in the
death of his girlfriend’s 8-month-old son repeatedly abused the child and bit
off his nipples.

Thirty-one-year-old Sylvester Knighten Jr. was charged Thursday
with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death and five other counts. The
boy’s mother, 31-year-old Danesha Cannamore, was charged with two counts of
child endangerment.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the couple was arrested Wednesday when
police responded to a call for an unresponsive infant at their apartment in Florissant.

Bond is set at $1 million cash only for Knighten and $500,000 for Cannamore.

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