Ohio

Ohio man charged with suffocating baby son in June, badly hurting toddler daughter in November

Authorities say an Ohio man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of his 4-month-old son in June and attempted aggravated murder in the injuring of his 2-year-old daughter in November.

Adam Baker, of Marietta, was indicted Tuesday and is being held on $500,000 bond following his arrest Dec. 7.

Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings says Baker suffocated his son, Andrew, on June 7. The Marietta Times reports (http://bit.ly/1YApuoh) a coroner originally ruled the cause of death undetermined.

Rings says the 23-year-old Baker was arrested after his daughter stopped breathing and was taken to a Columbus hospital Nov. 23. The girl remains hospitalized.

Calls to the Washington County public defender's office went unanswered Thursday.

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Information from: The Marietta Times, http://www.mariettatimes.com