(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.