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Father accused of murder in infant's death

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ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A father has been charged in the death of his 1-month-old son.

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office took the 20-year-old man into custody on April 20, following a lengthy investigation into the child’s death on March 2.

Deputies were called to a home in Backus Township, that’s in Roscommon County at around 5 a.m. on that day, and found the baby in respiratory distress. The child was rushed to the hospital but died.

Following an autopsy it was determined that the child’s death was related to specific head trauma.

Investigators say that after questioning the father confessed to hitting the child in the head with his fist. He also allegedly told deputies he had abused the baby repeatedly.

The man’s name has not been released pending arraignment. He is at the Roscommon County Jail.

The child’s mother is not suspected of being involved at this time.

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