Man charged with beating that led to 1-year-old’s death

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A man has been charged with beating a one-year-old boy last week, leading to his death three days later, authorities said.


Dantis Porter / photo from Chicago Police

Dantis Porter, 28, was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a child, according to Chicago Police.

Porter allegedly beat one-year-old Johnny Kimble in the 1100 block of West Marquette last Tuesday, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police could not immediately comment on the relationship between the man and the infant.

The boy suffered fractures to both sides of his skull, numerous burn marks, fractured ribs, a lacerated liver and internal bleeding, according to police.

Kimble, of the 700 block of East 79th Street, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he died at 4:20 p.m. Frirday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Saturday was inconclusive pending further investigation, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said that the charges against Porter had not been updated since the boy’s death.

A judge ordered Porter held without bail on Friday, according to court records. He is next due in court Jan. 16.

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