YORK, Pa. (WHTM) - A York man has been charged in the death of a 2-year-old child.
Tyree M. Bowie, 39, admitted he was the only person watching Dante Mullinix when the boy stopped breathing on the night of Sept. 6, according to charging documents.
Mullinix died at a hospital. His death was ruled a homicide after a Sept. 18 autopsy found he died from a traumatic brain injury accompanied by strangulation and suffocation.
Bowie is charged with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said he took the unresponsive boy to WellSpan York Hospital but fled immediately after turning him over to the staff. When he was interviewed by detectives, Bowie claimed he fed the boy animal crackers while driving then noticed the boy wasn't breathing.
Police said they found no animal crackers when they searched Bowie's vehicle.