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Green Bay Man Charged with Killing Girlfriends Child

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 --- 11:01pm

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay man is charged with killing the 2-year-old son of his girlfriend.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Willies is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and child neglect resulting in death in the January death of Alex Fountain.

Police say Willies was babysitting the boy while the boy's mother was at work. The boy was taken to an emergency room because he had stopped breathing. Police say hospital staff revived the boy, but he later died. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Willies is accused of punching the boy in the stomach numerous times, as well as injuring his head on the day he died.

WLUK-TV reports a judge set Willies' bond at $100,000 cash. He is due back in court May 17.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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