A Columbus father is accused of slamming his infant son to the ground and faces murder charges. Quindell Sherman, 20, was fighting with the 3-month-old’s mother, Sonja Mitchell, before he took the infant outside, threw him to the ground several times and then ran off with the infant, according to a police report.
Columbus police officers were called to the 1100 block of East 16th Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found the infant, severely injured, in a trash bin. The infant was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in trauma arrest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital less than an hour later.
Sherman was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday night. “From what I understood, they said the baby was, I mean the guy, was in the dumpster with the baby, and he was on top of the baby,” witness Wayne Green told NBC 4. Green said the man was hiding from officers.
A Columbus police report did confirm the argument between Sherman and Mitchell was a domestic dispute, but it initially remained unclear whether Sherman was the infant’s father. The infant’s family later confirmed Sherman as the father. Sherman was scheduled to make his first appearance in Franklin County municipal court Thursday.