Monday, 30 May 2011

SBS: New York City: Luis Fernandez charged with murder

 May 26, 2011
A Manhattan man was charged with murder after allegedly shaking his 6-month-old nephew.
The lifeless body of little Alex-José Fernandez was found Tuesday by cops who had responded to a 911 call at his family's home on Second Avenue near East 26th Street.
The child was being watched by his uncle Luis Melendez, 33, cops said.
A spokeswoman for the Medical Examiner's Office said autopsy results were inconclusive, but a police source said the injuries were consistent with shaken-baby syndrome.
Melendez, who lives in the apartment with the baby's mother, was arrested yesterday and charged with murder, reckless assault of a child and endangering the welfare of a child.
Melendez had two prior arrests -- one for reckless endangerment in 2003 and another for sex abuse in 1999.

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