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Albuquerque man accused of severely injuring infant son

April 1, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been arrested after his infant son was hospitalized with multiple injuries, some life-threatening.

Police say 30-year-old Evan Ritchey is jailed on suspicion of felony physical child abuse causing great bodily harm and felony physical child abuse not resulting in great bodily harm.

Officers were called to UNM Hospital around 8 a.m. Saturday after a 4-month-old boy was brought to the facility in critical condition.

According to KRQE-TV, police say Ritchey told officers that he used considerable force to crush his crying son at the family home and he also allegedly strangled the baby.

It was unclear Sunday of Ritchey has a lawyer yet.

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