The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that on March 4, 2022, Dominic Wacker, 27, of O’Fallon, has been charged with Abuse or Neglect of a Child Resulting in Death. Wacker was originally charged on February 28, 2022 with Abuse or Neglect of a Child Resulting in Serious Injury.
On February 28, 2022 Wacker called 911 and reported he lost his temper and hit his 3-month-old baby and needed an ambulance. Wacker reported she was not breathing and barely had her eyes open. When first responders arrived, they were able to render aid and transport the baby to the emergency room. The victim was admitted in critical condition. On March 3, 2022 the baby succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
Wacker is currently in custody on a cash only, no 10%, $75,000.00 bond by the Honorable Elizabeth Swann.