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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A judge has acquitted a man accused of killing his 4-month-old son by suffocation.
De-John Johnson, 18, was accused of suffocating the boy in McKeesport back in February of 2017.
Following non-jury trial before Judge Anthony Mariani for De-John Johnson, Judge Mariani acquits Johnson of criminal homicide in the death of his infant son.
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According to investigators, Johnson was watching the baby for the weekend when the child became unresponsive in his bedroom.
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Officials say Isaiah Brooks-Leonard had a number of injuries, his cheek was cut and bruised, his hip was bruised and he had finger marks around his ankles.
He died at the hospital.