Police: Man killed 4-month-old

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man beat an infant to death after finding out he wasn’t the child’s father, police said.

Jose Avila-Agurcia, 33, is charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old Alexander Lizondro-Chacon.

Officers responded April 12 to a report of an unresponsive infant, who was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead from blunt force trauma.

The affidavit says Avila-Agurcia became a suspect after the child’s mother, Mercy Lizondro-Chacon, told investigators that Avila-Agurcia struck the baby multiple times in anger after learning he wasn’t the father.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman said Avila-Agurcia is an alias for Carlos Zuniga-Aviles, a Honduran national who has been deported five times.

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