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St. Louis man who beat infant son to death is beaten to death by cellmate, charges say

St. Louis man who beat infant son to death is beaten to death by cellmate, charges say

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POTOSI, Mo.  •  A Potosi Correctional Center prisoner has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly beating to death his cellmate, a man serving life in prison for beating his infant to death in St. Louis in 2010.

Brandon Kulhanek, 38, was charged this week in the Oct. 14, 2015, death of Daniel Wilson.

A probable cause statement said Kulhanek and Wilson got into a fight in their cell. Wilson, 35, was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital. The autopsy showed Wilson died from a crushed larynx.

He had been serving a life sentence for second-degree murder from St. Louis. His 7-month-old died after suffering a fractured skull and severe brain injuries in a January 2010 beating. He lived in the 1300 block of Graham Street in Dogtown at the time.

Kulhanek had been serving an 18-year sentence for assault and other charges. 

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