Danbury Police charged a 25-year-old babysitter in the beating death Sunday of a child on Housman Street.
Police said Christian Williams, 25, was babysitting the boy at the time he was injured and died. Police received a call at 5:44 p.m. Sunday saying a child was not breathing, and police, the Danbury Fire Department and EMS responded to the house. Police said they found
a person performing CPR on an unresponsive child. The child was transported to
Danbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the treating Emergency Department
The child was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which said the
child, a 19-month-old male, suffered extensive abusive head trauma and other
bodily injuries which were determined to have caused his death. The office ruled
the death a homicide.
Police Department’s Special Victims Unit decided during its investigation that Williams, 25, who had been baby sitting the boy at
the time of his injury and death, inflicted the injuries that caused the boy’s
On Tuesday, prior to any arrest for the child's homicide, Danbury Police charged Williams on two warrants for violating probation on issues unrelated to the child's death. UPDATE: Christian Paul Williams, 25, had been convicted in May 2013 of third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. He was sentenced to four years in jail, execution suspended, with three years of probation.
Later Tuesday, the Danbury State's Attorney's Office issued arrest warrants charging Williams with first-degree manslaughter and risk of injury to a minor. Williams was in custody already on the probation violations, so he was served with the warrants at the police headquarters.
Williams is currently being held at
the Danbury Police Department on bonds that totals $850,000. He will be arraigned in Danbury Superior Court Wednesday.