Antonio M. Brown Sr. was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, child abuse and interference with a law enforcement officer.
Brown is accused in the Tuesday beating death of Clayden Lee Urbanek. Brown was dating the boy’s mother, who has not been publicly identified.
The Salina Journal reports that Brown is scheduled to appear in court Friday after an attorney is appointed for him.
Police say the mother notified 911 after Brown called her home from work because the boy was having trouble breathing. He died at a Wichita hospital.