Mass. Man Charged With Severely Beating Infant Son
The Essex district attorney’s office says 32-year-old Anthony Gideika is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury.
An autopsy is being performed and charges could be upgraded.
Police responded to Gideika’s home at about 2 a.m. Monday for reports of a baby in distress.
Chase Gideika was taken to a hospital with skull and leg fractures, retinal bleeding, bruising and swelling of the testicles.
He was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A twin sibling was unharmed and placed in the custody of state child welfare officials.
It was not known of Gideika had hired a lawyer.