A California man is behind bars for murder after the San Fransisco district attorney failed to press charges on him two times for domestic violence instances.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Joseph Williams, 26, was arrested Tuesday night on charges of felony murder and child abuse in connection with the death of Synciere Williams.
Authorities arrived at the California Pacific Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, after someone called about an unresponsive baby. The baby’s caregiver, identified as Joseph Williams, brought the baby in for medical care. Williams was not related to the infant, despite their same last name, authorities said.
Medical staff told police that the baby was pronounced dead upon arrival to the medical center and showed signs of trauma. The Medical Examiner’s Office listed the child’s death as a homicide.
Court documents indicate that Williams was arrested twice this year for domestic violence involving a female victim, but each time, he was not charged. San Francisco District Attorney’s Office officials reportedly indicated that the