Monday, January 25, 2010

Dad charged with murdering 9-month-old son (Fairfax, Virginia)

Dad HERBERT PRICE has been charged with murder in the death of his 9-month-old son. The baby is said to have died from Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Va. father accused of killing infant
January 25, 2010 - 3:16pm

Hank Silverberg,

FAIRFAX, Va. - A 29-year-old Manassas father has been charged with murdering his infant son in what may be another case of shaken baby syndrome. Last week, a daycare provider was convicted of shaking a 4-month old boy in her care.

Fairfax County police say Hebert Price turned himself in over the weekend. His son, nine-month-old Dylan Price, died on September 22 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Price called an ambulance to his home in Burke after his son became unresponsive last September. The hospital did not immediately detect the cause of death.

The medical examiner has since ruled the infant's death a homicide. Price is being held in Fairfax County Jail.