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Prosecutors charge Ark. man in death of infant son

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FORT SMITH (40/29 News) - Sebastian County prosecutors have charged a man with first-degree murder after his 2-month-old son died.

Our ABC station in Fort Smith, 40/29 News, reported that Matthew Schutz was charged.

He also faces a first-degree domestic battery charge and was being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond. No attorney is listed for him in jail records.

Schutz told police that he accidentally dropped the infant while placing him on his changing table. Police said Schutz's wife had left him to watch the baby.

After reviewing the autopsy report, prosecutors decided to charge Schutz with first-degree murder. They said it appeared the child had been shaken.

Before the baby died, Schutz had been charged with felony battery and had pleaded not guilty. The father was age 27 when he was initially charged.

Click here for more on this story from our ABC station in Northwest Arkansas, 40/29 News.

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