(MANCHESTER,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  – A Hartford man has been  charged in the death of a  5  month old in Manchester.Police responded to 42C  Channing Drive  around 9 o’clock Sunday night  on the  report of an infant choking.The  child was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital  where they were pronounced dead.

An autopsy conducted  at the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner determined  the infant’s death was caused by  blunt head trauma and  it was ruled a homicide.

Wednesday police obtained a warrant for the arrest of  23 year old Joshua  Maldanado, who was not related to the child , but was baby-sitting when  the the infant died.

Maldanado  turned himself in and was charged with Manslaughter in the 1st  Degree,Assault in the 1st Degree and  Risk of Injury to a Minor.

Maldanado  is being held on $350,000 bond for a Thursday court appearance.


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