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Lynn Man Charged With Beating Infant Son To Death

Prosecutors say a Lynn man charged with severely beating his 3-month-old son who later died is headed to court.

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.

This program aired on July 10, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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