Autopsy shows infant sustained 6 blunt force injuries
A Fairbanks father is charged in connection with his infant child's death.
James Jimieson, 22, was arrested Tuesday by Fairbanks Police and charged with second-degree murder.
The investigation began on Saturday, May 12, when Providence Hospital contacted the Fairbanks Emergency Communications Center about the infant who had arrived the night before. FPD says the infant was in intensive care and was not expected to survive after being medicaved to Anchorage.
Investigators met with Jimieson on the afternoon of May 12, who gave several versions of how the infant came to be injured, first saying the child had fallen, then saying the child hit their head several times.
Jimieson eventually admitted to shaking the child out of frustration, and during that shaking, the infant's head struck Jimieson's head twice, FPD says. Jimieson then told investigators the child wouldn't eat and the infant's eyes became dilated, prompting him to take the child to the hospital.
May 15, the infant passed away. The deceased has only been identified as "J.T." J.T. was about 6-and-a-half-months old.
An autopsy revealed the infant sustained six blunt force injuries on the forehead and had severe swelling of the brain.
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