SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A grand jury indicted a Sioux Falls man for the death of his 3-month-old son last year after an autopsy found the baby suffered head trauma and numerous brain hemorrhages.

The Argus Leader reports 26-year-old Alejandro Salgado de Jesus faces several charges, including second-degree murder. A grand jury in Minnehaha County delivered the indictment this week.

Salgado de Jesus is being held without bond and already faced assault charges. His son died in December after being taken off life support but the newspaper reports the exact date is unknown.

Police say Salgado de Jesus initially denied wrongdoing but later told investigators he picked up the baby by the ankles and held him upside down while he patted him in the back.


Information from: Argus Leader,