Man charged in death of son

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man, Jeremy A. Whittemore, 23, was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shaking death of his six-month old son. Police received a 911 call on Dec. 2 reporting that Whittemore's son, Jacob, was not responsive.

The boy was taken to St. Louis Children's Hospital, where he died Friday.

Investigators found the boy had injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, in addition to other prior injuries that had not been reported.

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