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Suspect Charged with Murder in Baby's Death

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LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is now facing a murder charge in connection with the death of a 5-month-old baby boy.

Five-month-old Kaiden Chamberlain died from his injuries Saturday, Aug. 31. Metro Police have charged 31-year-old Anthony Casey with murder in addition to the charges of child abuse.

Doctors said the baby had bruises, puncture wounds, several broken ribs and head trauma consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The boy was brought to Sunrise Children's Hospital Thursday in critical condition. According to the Metro Police report on the incident, the suspect called an ambulance when the boy went limp in his arms.

Casey was taking care of the baby while the boy's mother went to work Thursday morning. The boy's mother told police the child was fine when she left him that morning.

When police came to the house near Jones Boulevard and Hacienda Avenue to talk to Casey about the incident, he refused to answer the door. Police tried several times to get him to leave the house. When he refused, SWAT officers used flash grenades outside of the home to get him to come out, which he did early Friday morning.

During an interview, Casey told police he could not explain Kaiden's head trauma, puncture marks or several of the bruises.

The victim's 6-year-old sister told investigators that she had seen Casey put his hands around Kaiden's neck when the baby was crying. She also told police that she had noticed that Kaiden was getting bruises.

Casey is set to be in court Wednesday on the child abuse charges.

 

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