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Johnston County man charged with murder of young son: MPs

MIDDLESEX, NC (WNCN) – A Johnston County man has been charged with murder after his 3-month-old son died from injuries he sustained during the abuse, the sheriff’s office said.

On April 26, Johnston County legislators were called to WakeMed in Raleigh about an assault. Deputies went to the pediatric intensive care unit, where a 3-month-old boy was being treated.

Hospital staff told investigators that the child was placed in urgent care before emergency medical services took the child to WakeMed.

Staff told deputies the child had injuries consistent with child abuse, the sheriff’s office said.

The following day the child’s father, 27-year-old Middlesex resident Andrew Chance Weckesser, was charged with intentional child molestation involving serious bodily harm.

The infant died on Tuesday as a result of his injuries, MPs said.

Weckesser was charged with his son’s murder early Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.

Weckesser is currently being held without bond at the Johnston County Detention Center.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/johnston-county-man-charged-with-murdering-infant-son-deputies/ Johnston County man charged with murder of young son: MPs

DUSTIN JONES

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