5-Month-Old Boy Suffers 'Massive Brain Injury'; Caregiver Charged

January 09, 2018 06:14 PM

A 5-month-old boy is fighting for his life in St. Paul after police say he was shaken by his babysitter.

According to investigators, police were dispatched to a home on Baldwin Avenue in Glencoe the morning of Jan. 4. The criminal complaint states that's where they found Miles Tyson "unresponsive with shallow breathing."


Police say Timothy Miller, Tyson's caregiver at the time, admitted becoming "frustrated" with Tyson, "shook (him) five times," and noticed the baby's eyes "roll back in his head" as he had trouble breathing.

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A doctor at Children's Hospital in St. Paul would later conclude Tyson had suffered a "massive brain injury."

In an online statement, Tyson's mom, Brienna Quinn, said Tyson is in critical condition, and that while the family is unsure of the outcome at this point, they do know his injuries are so severe that he'll have major problems long term.

Miller is charged in McLeod County with first degree assault and scheduled to appear in court this Friday.

A GoFundMe page has been established for Tyson.


Josh Rosenthal

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