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A 3-Week-Old Newborn Died, Now A Man Who Lived At The Same Address Is Accused Of Murder

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Dec. 8 2022, Published 2:08 p.m. ET

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A 3-week-old baby died and now a man faces murder and child abuse charges, police said.

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On Dec. 6, police in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, arrested Tommy Lee Montez, 23, in connection to the case. He was charged with second-degree murder and felony child abuse with serious bodily injury.

He is currently being held in jail without bond.

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On Nov. 20, police responded to a hospital for a reported child death. The baby was identified as Julius Saucedo, police said.

However, investigators have released few details in the case, such as a motive or how they believed the child was injured.

The relationship between the newborn and Montez is unclear, but they both lived at the same address.


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