Marine charged with murder in death of infant son

Marine charged with murder in death of infant son

Marine charged with murder in death of infant son

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by The Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- A Marine from Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old son. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Jordan Thomas King had been in jail on a count of child abuse after he brought his son to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune last Friday. 

Authorities said Deklin John King had a fractured skull and bruising on his head.  

The infant was taken off life support Wednesday and the abuse charge was upgraded to a murder count. Thomas King appears for a bond hearing Thursday. 

He is a five-year veteran of the Marine Corps and is an electrical systems technician. 

 

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