The mom rushed into the room where the infant was sleeping, picked up the child and told him to leave, authorities said. He allegedly admitted to police that after trying to pry the child from the mother, he “became frustrated and began punching.”
Officers arrested Evans after they found him hiding in a closet at his mother’s house. In a June 6 interview with police, Evans allegedly admitted the child may have died after being hit “multiple times with closed fists.”
Court documents say Evans told detectives he had repeatedly hit the mother, with many blows also striking the baby.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.