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Indy man charged with murder in infant's death

Posted at 7:07 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 18:48:21-04

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis man was arrested Thursday on murder charges stemming from the death of his 4-month-old son in December.

Jonathan Jorgensen died just three days before Christmas 2015.

His was one of 144 homicides that made 2015 the deadliest year recorded in Indianapolis history.

MORE | 2015 Indianapolis Homicide Map | 2015 now Indianapolis' deadliest year on record

The Marion County Coroner's Office said this week Jorgensen's death had officially been ruled a homicide. An autopsy showed the infant died of blunt force trauma to the head.

On Thursday, Jorgensen's father, Aaron, was arrested on charges of murder, battery with death of a person less than 14, and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Jorgensen was being held at the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center.

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