Stepfather charged with death of 8-month-old baby
GRAVES COUNTY, KY — A Mayfield man has been arrested for the death of an 8-month-old baby.
Court papers obtained by Local 6 state 20-year-old David Kayse was arrested Monday.
An autopsy found that Jacob died of asphyxiation.
Mayfield police say Kayse told detectives he covered the baby’s head with a comforter.
He said he was exhausted, irritated and just wanted the baby to go to sleep so he could sleep.
Kayse was jailed in the Graves County Jail on a charge of reckless homicide.
An arraignment hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Graves County District Court.