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Leon Arnold is a Louisiana man who was arrested this week and accused of killing his infant son, who died last week from apparent child abuse. And it’s the not first time Arnold has faced child abuse charges, the Advocate reported.

Baton Rouge police investigated after Arnold’s 3-month-old child was found unresponsive on Aug. 14, when he was the boy’s primary caregiver while his mother worked. The child was taken to a hospital but later died.

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Leon Arnold is 36 years old.

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First responders were dispatched to the 8900 block of Thelma Street on Aug. 14 to report an unresponsive child.

EMS paramedics were able to revive the child before the ambulance reached an area hospital. According to arrest records, medical personnel at the hospital determined the child had suffered severe brain injuries and had relatively fresh burn marks to his chest and stomach that resembled cigarette burns.

The baby also had suffered traumatic rib fractures in various stages of healing.

According to arrest records, when officers initially interviewed Leon Arnold, 36, of Baton Rouge, he said he was the one who put the baby down for a nap and the one who attempted to awake the baby from the rest. Police say Leon also told investigators the baby was laid down on his stomach and that when he went to awake the baby, the child had to spit up milk.

Investigators say the child later died, and an autopsy was conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 18, and a pathologist determined how the child’s death was a homicide.

The pathologist said the baby’s injuries were consistent with being beaten or the baby’s lower body being struck against a hard object, arrest records say.

Officers say they arrested Arnold on Thursday, Aug. 19, on the charge of first-degree murder because the child was in his care when he went unresponsive.

Police said that an autopsy found severe bruising on the baby’s lower body and a broken tailbone.

“The pathologist indicated that these injuries are consistent with being beaten or … struck against a hard object,” police wrote in Arnold’s arrest report. “Almost every rib in the ribcage had fractures in various stages of healing.”

The autopsy also revealed evidence the child had been “shaken violently back and forth” and had blunt force trauma to the head that caused excessive swelling and bleeding on the brain.

Additionally, doctors said they found “fairly fresh” marks on his chest and stomach that appeared to be cigarette burns, according to WAFB.

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