Man arrested in beating of 6-month-old son

A six-month-old boy is in critical condition and his 23-year-old father jailed in connection with the baby's beating at their southeastern Michigan home.

Corie Stahl tells television reporters Monday that her son's name is Jessie and that doctors at an area hospital performed surgery to relieve swelling on his brain.

Police say paramedics were called Saturday afternoon to the family's house in Taylor where Jessie was having trouble staying conscious and was breathing with difficulty.

The baby's father was questioned Saturday and arrested at the home, southwest of Detroit.