DSM Teen Facing Murder Charge in Infant Son's Death



Des Moines police have charged a 17-year-old father with first-degree murder in the death of his 4-month-old son. The Des Moines Register reports police on Monday arrested Drew James Weehler-Smith on the murder charge. He also faces a charge of child endangerment resulting in death. If convicted of first-degree murder, Weehler-Smith could be sentenced to life in prison. On April 22, Weehler-Smith was caring for the baby while his mother was running errands. She returned after learning the father had left the home and found the baby unresponsive.

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