A 27-year-old man turned himself in to authorities Tuesday in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s infant son.
Ryan Mullen was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.
Prosecutors say Mullen is responsible for the death of 8-month-old Payton Birtwell.
The boy’s mother told police the infant fell out of a stroller Oct. 18. He was hospitalized at Immanuel Medical Center because his brain was bleeding, according to a police report. The child died Oct. 20.
The mother, Chelsea Birtwell, 20, could not be reached for comment.