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Three-month-old baby died Saturday morning

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, August 08 2015 Aug 8, 2015 August 08, 2015 4:12 PM August 08, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
John William Hope - Image via EBRSO

UPDATE: The three-month-old baby died Saturday morning.

According to Baton Rouge Police, John Hope now faces murder charges.


BATON ROUGE - Police said the father of a three-month-old was arrested late Thursday night, charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Officers were called to an area hospital where doctors evaluated the child who was taken there by the parents. The child had blunt force trauma to the head, and was admitted into the hospital.

Investigators said doctors did not believe the father's story that the child fell from a table. The injuries were not consistent with such a story, a police spokesperson said of what doctors told responding officers.

The child's mother said the child was not injured when she last had care of the baby the night before. John William Hope said he was solely responsible for the child when the injuries happened.

Hope was booked into jail. 

Officers said the investigation is continuing.


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