A teenage father in Texas has been charged with the murder of his newborn son after becoming concerned about paying child support, police said.

Caleb Blake Brown, 17, of Carrollton, was arrested and charged over the death of his infant son on Tuesday, September 28.

Emerson Ziesmer was three weeks old when he died in August after suffering injuries to his body.

A statement shared by the Carrollton Police Department on its Facebook page Tuesday said Ziesmer was pronounced dead at a hospital.

It continued: “Brown and the baby’s mother, also 17 years old, brought their three-week-old son to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano on August 9, 2021, when the mother noticed the baby had become pale and had significant bruising around his abdomen.

“The newborn was transferred to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy later revealed that at 24 days old, Emerson Ziesmer suffered multiple displaced ribs and a lacerated liver.”

Detectives also found during their investigation evidence that indicated Brown was “angry at the child’s mother for keeping the baby.”

They found he was also “concerned about having to pay child support.”

The statement continued: “According to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest warrant, Brown stated that while he was alone with the infant on the afternoon of August 9, he squeezed and repeatedly threw him in the air, eventually hitting the ceiling fan.”

Brown is being held at the Denton County Jail where his bond has not yet been set.

Earlier this month, a mother was accused of killing the newborn child she had previously claimed to have miscarried.

Andee Wright, 30, of Tonawanda, New York, was charged following the alleged killing on October 5, 2020, after a nearly year-long investigation.

She was charged earlier this month with two counts of murder in the second degree.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement: “She is accused of hitting the baby at least twice, which fractured the infant’s skull and resulted in his death,” the district attorney’s office said in the press release.”

During a press conference, District Attorney John J, Flynn said “there was a claim that a baby was found dead in a home in the town of Tonawanda and that it was a miscarriage.”

“The circumstances were troubling to me,” Flynn continued. “I quite frankly didn’t believe that it was a miscarriage..it raised my eyebrows and it was a situation where I wanted a full-blown investigation on the matter.”

Original Article: Teen Who Killed Newborn Son Was Angry at Mother For Keeping Child: Police (msn.com)