A 16-year-old teenage father from Wisconsin has been charged with murder after putting his newborn daughter in a tree and shooting her twice in the head after his girlfriend gave birth in a bathtub.
Logan Kruckenberg-Anderson was charged with intentional first degree homicide on Tuesday for the brutal murder of his baby daughter named Harper in the village of Albany last week.
The suspected baby killer, who is charged as an adult, reportedly told authorities he left Harper in the snow in a wooded area to die after the young couple decided they were unable to look after of her.
Cops said Kruckenberg-Anderson later admitted that he actually shot the kid twice in the head and tried to hide his corpse.
The baby’s bullet-riddled body was discovered on Sunday with a shell shell nearby.
Wisconsin teenage father Logan Kruckenberg-Anderson, 16 (pictured), has been charged with murder after he allegedly put his newborn daughter in a tree and shot her twice in the head just days after her girlfriend gave birth in a bathtub.
The baby’s mom gave birth to Harper in the bathtub at her home in Albany on January 5, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.
Four days later, a man contacted the Green County Sheriff’s Department saying his teenage daughter gave birth but Kruckenberg-Anderson took the baby and they haven’t seen her since, according to the complaint.
The mother of the child, who has not been named, told MPs that she and Kruckenberg-Anderson had decided they couldn’t keep the child, so they made a plan for him to take the baby at a friend’s house.
The friend would then take her to an adoption agency in Madison.
When authorities questioned Kruckenberg-Anderson about it, he allegedly claimed he met his friend “Tyler” in a park on January 5 and handed the child over.
He said he gave “ Tyler ” $ 60 to take the child to an adoption agency and had not seen the baby since.
Authorities said Kruckenberg-Anderson told them he did not know “ Tyler’s ” last name, phone number or where he was from, but gave a description of him and of the SUV he was driving.
He claimed that they met through the quick add feature on Snapchat and that Tyler then blocked him, according to the criminal complaint.
Kruckenberg-Anderson’s story then reportedly changed when sheriff’s deputies returned to question him the next day.
Logan Kruckenberg-Anderson appeared in court on Tuesday where he was charged with first degree intentional homicide on Tuesday for the brutal murder of his baby daughter named Harper.
The suspected baby killer (top right), who is indicted as an adult, reportedly told authorities he left the baby in the snow in a wooded area to die after the young couple decided that he was unable to take care of her.
The teenage father reportedly said that he and the baby’s mother decided to get rid of the baby by dropping him and leaving him somewhere.
Authorities said Kruckenberg-Anderson then told them he put the little girl in his backpack and headed for her mother’s house.
There he put the baby in a larger backpack and traveled to a secluded wooded area in the village of Albany, according to the complaint.
The 16-year-old told MPs he heard the baby cry in his backpack so “ he bounced back from his healings to soothe the baby. ”
Kruckenberg-Anderson is then accused of putting the naked baby in a fallen tree covered in snow.
He told MPs he covered the baby in snow and walked away, knowing his child would die from the elements, according to the criminal complaint.
Cops said Kruckenberg-Anderson later admitted he actually shot the baby twice in the head and tried to hide his corpse in the Albany area.
He reportedly told authorities that he could hear Harper crying as he left her and he fell to his knees and cried in distress.
But Kruckenberg-Anderson’s story then changed again when authorities found the newborn to where he had directed them and discovered she had gunshot wounds to her forehead.
The suspected killer then admitted he placed the baby in the snow and shot him twice in the head with a gun, authorities said.
Green County Circuit Judge Thomas Vale sets the bond at $ 1 million
An autopsy determined Harper was alive when she was shot.
A shell case was reportedly found near the body and another in Kruckenberg-Anderson’s backpack.
Authorities also believe they recovered the weapon the teenager used to kill his baby after another teenager handed over a gun and said Kruckenberg-Anderson gave him three days after the baby went missing.
Kruckenberg-Anderson was charged Tuesday with intentional first-degree homicide and hiding the corpse of a child.
Under Wisconsin law, anyone 10 years of age and older is automatically charged as an adult when facing a charge of first degree intentional homicide.
If found guilty, Kruckenberg-Anderson will be sentenced to life in prison.
He first appeared in court on Tuesday afternoon where the bond was set by Green County Circuit Judge Thomas Vale at $ 1 million, reported NBC15.
Vale cited the seriousness of the crime and warned that Kruckenberg-Anderson could flee if released.
He is scheduled to appear again in court on January 20 for a preliminary hearing.