BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- A Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday at his home and charged with second degree murder and second degree cruelty to a juvenile in the death of his 6-month-old son Aiden King.
Aiden died November 6, 2013.
According to Baton Rouge Police, on May 31, 2013, while in the care of his father 23-year-old Curtis King, the child suffered second and third degree burns on more than 80 percent of his body, after being placed in hot bath water.
Aiden was taken to a children's hospital in Galveston, TX where he was treated for his extensive burns and other injuries that were discovered during his care at the hospital.
Detectives went to Galveston to continue their investigation, but were unable to determine probable cause for an arrest at that time. After the child recovered, Aiden was released back to the care of his parents. The Baton Rouge Police Department says they were not informed that the child was being placed back at home.
On October 29, 2013, Baton Rouge Police were called to house again because Aiden was found unresponsive again while in the care of his father and another relative.