Police have arrested a Georgia man and charged him with the murder of his 6-month-old infant son, as reported by The Newnan Times-Herald.
Christopher Halver-Gene Hansen, 30, was booked into the Coweta County Jail on Friday night, days after the death of his son, Saxton Gage Livingston.
On June 17, Hansen made a call to 911, telling them that his son was choking. First responders performed life-saving techniques on the child until paramedics arrived, upon which he was transported to a local hospital.
The 6-month-old was placed on life support but passed away on July 25. Doctors, however, alerted authorities when they noticed that the child had suffered from non-accidental trauma. It wasn’t long before police made Hansen their prime suspect and arrested him.
The 30-year-old originally faced charges of aggravated battery, and was even released on bond, but those charges were upped to murder when Livingston perished.
A heartbreaking obituary for the deceased infant was posted preceding the funeral services.
“He absolutely adored anything Mickey Mouse and loved being with his family,” it reads. “Although his life was shorter than some, he impacted many hearts and lives. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.”
With the assistance of Deputy U.S. Marshals and Maj. Harry Steele with the Coweta County Warrant Division, Hansen was taken into custody Friday night. He is now being held without bond.
He has been charged with felony murder, second degree murder, and two counts of child cruelty, according to an arrest report. Hansen has not made a statement regarding the case and it is unclear if he has obtained legal counsel.
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