Father faces 1st-degree murder charge in infant’s death

MGN Online

MIAMI (AP) – A 24-year-old South Florida man is accused of fatally beating his 4-month-old daughter.

Miami-Dade police say Juan Antonio Gonzalez faces first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges after Harlow Gonzalez died March 25. Gonzalez was arrested Tuesday.

A police report says the child’s mother found her unresponsive and she was taken to a hospital with severe injuries. An autopsy found that she suffered multiple skull fractures, a fractured arm and leg, a dislocated elbow and multiple broken ribs.

Detectives say Gonzalez admitted he “intentionally” caused the injuries because the baby was being fussy.

He was booked into jail late Tuesday. Jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

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