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Duluth teen says bullying after son's death led to fight caught on video

His 5-week-old son's death was ruled a homicide.

A 17-year-old Duluth East High School student says he's not sorry for violently assaulting another student, which was caught on camera when it happened near school grounds last week. 

The teen spoke with Fox 21 in Duluth and said he fought another student for making fun of him and alleging that he's to blame for the recent death of his 5-week-old son.

"They’re saying that I hurt my child," he said in the interview. "All hurtful things about how I beat my child. Hurt my kid. How I killed him and that hurts the most because I loved my kids. I didn’t have nothing else. I want nothing else. It’s hard because I have to deal with that every day and people are making fun of me, telling me I hurt my son."

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed this week that the teenager's child, Jamal Trey Chaterlays-Simpson, died at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis on Aug. 10 from head trauma, with the manner of death determined homicide. 

Duluth police are handling an investigation into the infant's death, but no arrests or charges have been filed.

The video of the fight near Duluth East High School, according to Duluth media outlets, shows one student repeatedly punching and kicking another student, who lay defenseless on the ground while trying to cover his head. 

According to the Duluth News Tribune, possible charges could be filed against the aggressor by the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.

Because he is a juvenile, all information will not be made public unless charges are severe enough to warrant public disclosure, such as a felony assault charge. 

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