Homicide investigation opened in Dunn County after six-week-old dies

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – One count of first-degree reckless homicide is filed today against a Menomonie man tied to the death of his six-week-old son.

A cash bond is set at 30- thousand for 28-year-old Jonathon Lucas. He’s scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dunn County Court Friday.

A criminal complaint says law enforcement officers arrived at Lucas’s apartment and heard yelling coming from inside.

When they entered, they noticed the baby, later identified as Daemyn Lucas, lying motionless on the kitchen counter. An officer started CPR, but he later died at a local hospital.

A preliminary breath test taken that night showed Jonathon Lucas to have a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. He said he couldn’t remember what happened to Daemyn.

An autopsy found traumatic head injuries due to physical assault as the cause of death.

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