Northern Idaho man charged with killing 5-month-old son



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LEWISTON, Idaho — A northern Idaho man accused of killing his infant son has been charged with first-degree murder.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1oGp8eE) that 20-year-old Cody A. Gossage received the charge Monday in 2nd District Court.

Authorities say that officers on Oct. 29 responded to a call for help and found 5-month-old old Jordan Big Man-Gossage unconscious and not breathing.

He was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, but then flown to Seattle within a few hours for advanced treatment because of severe brain trauma. He died two days later.

Gossage said his son sustained injuries in a bathtub fall.

But medical doctors told police the child's injuries weren't consistent with a bathtub fall, and that he had rib fractures consistent with an adult's hard grip.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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