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Father faces murder charge in death of crying infant son

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 23, 2002

TAMPA -- A Tampa man was charged in the death of his 3-month-old son after deputies said he threw the infant against a wall when the child would not stop crying.

George Christopher Edmonds, 33, of 9027 E Causeway Blvd. told investigators he grabbed his son, Christopher Lee Edmonds, under the arms and squeezed him at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to make the baby stop crying, sheriff's spokesman Lt. Rod Reder said.

Then Edmonds twice threw the baby against a door, Reder said. The boy stopped breathing, and Edmonds and his girlfriend, who is the baby's mother, brought him to Brandon Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Edmonds admitted he had hurt the baby, Reder said. He is charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail.

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