Father now facing murder charge in infant’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A father is now facing another charge in the death of his 2-month-old infant.

Our Partners in News at ABC 21 report that Julio Carrillo is now facing a preliminary murder charge. That’s in addition to a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury.

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Fort Wayne police responded to a report that an infant had been injured in a home in the 100 block of Pontiac Street on Monday. The infant later died.

Court documents reveal Carrillo told police he spanked the child and then tripped and fell, causing the infant to hit his head on the floor.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office ruled the infant’s death a homicide caused by blunt force injuries of the head.

Carrillo is held in the Allen County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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