Manchester father charged with abuse after 4-year-old son dies


ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County man is charged with abuse resulting in the death of a child. Blake Dopirak, 23, has been charged with the death of his 4-year-old son. He has been arrested and has been transferred to the St. Louis County jail.

The probable cause statement says police were called to an apartment on Huntington Hill Drive in Manchester for an unresponsive child. Dopirak told police he was alone with the child when the boy became unresponsive.

The child was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with multiple head injuries, including hematomas and retinal hemorrhaging. The boy died. The court documents say his death was a result of non-accidental closed head trauma.

Dopirak’s bond was set at $250,000 cash only. He has been transferred to the St. Louis County Jail.

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