Father charged in connection with the death of 6-month-old Asaiah Molik

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office announced that charges have been filed against the father of 6-month-old Asaiah Molik, who died earlier this year.

Asaiah died at Memorial Hospital on January 27, 2021.

Family members gave ABC57 a copy of the autopsy report which showed the baby had 23 healing rib fractures, bleeding in the brain and compressions in his spine.

The child’s father, Averius Molik has been charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in catastrophic injury-def. is at least 18 yrs, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury but resulting in serious bodily injury, neglect of dependent resulting in death and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury.

Averius told investigators he was holding Asaiah and fell, which caused the rib injuries. The pathologist said it was possible and could not rule that out as a cause of the injuries.

Averius did not obtain medical treatment for Asaiah after he was injured in the alleged falls, which led to the charges.

Averius was taken into custody Wednesday evening.

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