Man Who Admits To Punching Baby 23 Times For Making Noises Learns His Fate
Tragedy struck one young Minneapolis mother, Jenny Anderson, after she left her newborn daughter under the care of her mentally ill boyfriend. Cory Morris was left alone with little Emersyn while Jenny was at work, something the new parents had done countless times with no issues - but during her shift, Jenny (and Morris' mother) received a terrifying call telling them he did "something bad."
That's when the police were called to Morris' home and they subsequently discovered Emersyn unconscious, surrounded by a pool of her own blood, as well as blood splattered all over the wall. Morris immediately admitted that he had punched his baby girl in the face 15 times and the stomach seven times, before squeezing her abdomen incredibly hard with both hands.
He did all of this because he couldn't get her to stop making baby noises.... Emersyn was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late. The beautiful newborn succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced without life from apparent blunt-force trauma.
Morris' mother spoke out to WCCO News, telling them that her son had suffered from depression and anxiety disorders, but there was nothing in his past personal or criminal history to suggest that he could ever be capable of such a heinous crime.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman discussed Morris' alleged mental illnesses in a press conference.
"Family members have suggested there may be mental health issues here. These will need to be evaluated during the course of this case."
Morris has been charged with second-degree murder, as there are obviously no other suspects in the case, and his bail has been set at $2 million. Before the trial begins, Morris has been ordered to be evaluated by a court-appointed psychologist to determine if his mental illnesses were the real cause behind the cold-blooded murder.
If he's convicted, Morris is facing up to 40 years in prison. But no amount of time behind bars can ever bring sweet Emersyn back from the grave.