Sunday, February 1, 2015

Father charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 4-month-old daughter (Columbus Junction, Iowa)

Dad is identified as OSCAR JIMINEZ.

Father now charged with murder in baby's death

Published 4:40 PM CST Jan 30, 2015

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa —An Iowa father faces additional charges Friday in the death of his 4-month-old daughter.

Oscar Jimenez is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. If convicted he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Jimenez was arrested and charged with multiple acts of child endangerment on Jan. 20.

An autopsy was performed at University of Iowa on Marleen Jimenez. The results are still pending, authorities said.

The investigation continues and is being conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Columbus Junction Police Department, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Human Services, University of Iowa Decedent Care Unit, Louisa County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.