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Man accused of beating eight month old

Kevin Dixon (Photo courtesy Sikeston Department of Public Safety) Kevin Dixon (Photo courtesy Sikeston Department of Public Safety)

By Heartland News

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston man faces child abuse charges for beating an eight-month-old baby.

Police arrested 18-year-old Kevin Dixon after finding his girlfriend's baby injured and not breathing.

Police say the child's family told them Dixon was caring for the baby last week at a home on sunset when it happened.

The baby suffers from injuries that police call consistent with high impact blunt force trama.

The child is in critical condition on life support in a St. Louis Hospital.

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