Murder trial underway in infant death

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

ST. JOSEPH, MICH. A murder trial is underway for a Watervliet man accused of killing an 11-month-old baby in August of last year.

Casey Ladd, 25, is charged with first degree murder and child abuse in the death of Aiden Ladd, who at the time was thought to be his biological son. The Herald Palladium reports that it was revealed in court this week that is not the case.

The baby's body was covered in bruises when Ladd brought him to the ER because he wasn't breathing. He also had four fractures in various stages of healing, a hole in his tongue, internal bleeding and a crushed liver.

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