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Chicago man charged in death of 9-month-old infant

January 7, 2020 GMT

Murder charges have been filed against a Chicago man in connection with the death of his 9-month-old son.

Joshua Juarez is accused in the death of Josue Juarez. The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined the infant died Saturday from head trauma and abuse.

Chicago police on Tuesday said the 28-year-old Juarez was arrested Sunday along with a 30-year-old woman in connection with the death. The woman was released from custody. Police ha

When investigators were called for an unresponsive child on Saturday, the couple said told them the child was choked on food and turned blue. Police say staff at Holy Cross Hospital told investigators Josue Juarez exhibited extensive trauma to the body.

A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services say the agency has had no prior contact with the child’s family.

It wasn’t immediately known if Juarez has legal representation. A bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.