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One-Year-Old Baby Girl Killed By Mom's Boyfriend So He Could 'Play Video Games'
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One-Year-Old Baby Girl Killed By Mom's Boyfriend So He Could 'Play Video Games'

Zackry Johnson, 31, was taking care of the one-year-old child while her mother was at work.

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Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of child abuse that some readers may find distressing. 

A 31-year-old man named Zackry Johnson has confessed to killing his girlfriend’s baby daughter while trying to put her to sleep, so he could play video games peacefully. Johnson initially lied to the authorities that the 1-year-old baby sustained injuries while "play fighting" with her older sister. According to a November 5 Facebook post from the Fairbanks Police Department, Johnson was caring for the baby girl while her mother was at work. The man was reportedly living with his girlfriend and her children. The child's mother told investigators that when she returned from work, Johnson told her that the baby was sleeping. However, when she went to check on her toddler the following day, she found the baby unresponsive.

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As per The Sacramento Bee, the devastated mother called 911 and the responding officers arrived to find "multiple injuries on the body of the baby, consistent with being assaulted." After speaking to the baby's mother, authorities took Johnson to the police department for further investigation.