INDIANA (CNN) – Residents in one northern Indiana community were shocked to learn police are accusing one of their neighbors in a disturbing child abuse case.
Court documents reveal Christopher Keller is charged with multiple counts of battery and even attempted murder on an 18-month-old child.
Police say they were given a card that contained hours of footage showing Keller beating, kicking and throwing the young boy.
There was also video of Keller smothering the child with a pillow.
“I’ve got two young kids of my own, and if somebody ever did something like that then I wouldn’t be here for a while cause I’d be in jail.”
Police say the toddler is recovering from his injuries.
Keller is now behind bars and being held on a four-million-dollar bond.
(This story was originally published on August 14, 2019)