A heartbroken Wisconsin father says he can't forgive the 10-year-old girl now accused of stomping on his little baby's head.
Nate Liedl is speaking out for the first time since the death of his 6-month-old son Jaxon on Nov. 1.
“As opposed to seeing it as a 10-year-old girl, I see it as the person who killed my son, she deserved to be in handcuffs, she's a criminal,” he told KTRK in an interview published Monday. “I had sent a couple messages out to family to let them know that Jaxon’s not going to make it.
"I remember, I broke down out there pretty bad. Yeah, it really hit hard.”
The disturbing sight of a 10-year-old in court, charged with first-degree murder as an adult, shocked the nation. The parents tried to comfort their weeping child as Liedl sat in that courtroom, hoping she would see him and understand what she'd done.
"I think she did for a second, and then she put her head back on her father's shoulder,” he recalled.
The girl is said to suffer from severe emotional problems. She was living with foster parents who run a day care center outside Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where Jaxon was enrolled.
The girl told police she was holding Jaxon when he fell out of her arms and hit his head. Then she panicked and stomped on him to stop his crying. An imprint of her shoe was found on Jaxon’s head, according to prosecutors.
The girl is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 11.