A man is being charged in relation to the death of his 2-month-old child.
Matthew J. Wilkins of Piedmont was arrested on Oct 12, over a month after Family Services contacted the Reynolds County Sheriff Office reporting a baby had been hospitalized with symptoms of shaken baby syndrome.
The child had initially been taken to a hospital in Poplar Bluff but was later taken to St. Louis, where the infant died on Sept. 13 after being taken off life support.
An autopsy showed it to be a homicide, as the child had suffered a head injury.
Wilkins is being held on $1 million bond.