ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A St. Louis man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s three-year-old child to death.
Warrants were issued Saturday against 25-year-old Hershell Kirkman for second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and one count of child abuse.
Police say Kirkman has admitted striking three-year-old Dashon Haskin with his fist several times.
Dashon’s mother, 22-year-old Ericka Haskin, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
An autopsy found the boy died from blunt force trauma, including a lacerated liver.
Hershell Kirkman’s bond is set at half-a-million dollars. Ericka Haskin’s is $300,000.