Grieving father says 10-year-old girl who stomped on his baby's head and killed him is a 'criminal and 'deserves to be in handcuffs'
Six-month-old Jaxon Liedl died earlier this month after a 10-year-old girl allegedly stomped on his head at a daycare center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
A 10-year-old girl who allegedly stomped on a baby's head at a Wisconsin daycare center has been called a criminal by the infant's father, who says she deserves to be in handcuffs for what she did. After sustaining critical injuries at the daycare center in Chippewa Falls, six-month-old Jaxon Liedl was pronounced dead in hospital two days after the incident on November 1. Jaxon was allegedly dropped on the floor by the 10-year-old girl, who panicked and stomped on his head right after.
As she was brought into a courtroom last week in handcuffs, the girl cried after she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. In a conversation with ABC7, Nate Liedl, Jaxon's father, said he went to court primarily because he wanted the little girl to see his face. "As opposed to seeing it as a 10-year-old girl, I saw it as the person who killed my son," Liedl said. "She, in my opinion, deserved to be in shackles or handcuffs. She's a criminal."
That said, Liedl hasn't put the blame on the daycare for his son's untimely demise. The girl was alone in the house at the time of the incident and everyone else was outside playing, police said. She was also a foster child who lived at the daycare center. According to investigators, the girl had picked Jaxon up but panicked when she dropped him, stomping on his head in the process. The infant was unresponsive and bleeding from his head when paramedics arrived at the daycare center.
Nate was on a random visit to the daycare center when he saw an ambulance rushing away from the residence. Realizing that it was his own son in there, he followed the ambulance to the hospital. He had never imagined it would be as bad as it was. "They had mentioned what are we going to do if his heart stops, and it caught me completely off guard. I had sent a couple messages out to family to let them know that Jaxon's not going to make it. I remember, I broke down out there pretty bad. Yeah, it really hit hard," Liedl said. "I waited 37 years for my own little baby boy. I was extremely lucky because he didn't cry, no fussing, he was happy smiles all the time."
Little Jaxon's funeral was held on Thursday. The young girl's next court appearance is scheduled for December 11, Daily Mail reports.