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Marine charged with murder in death of infant son

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) -- A Marine from Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old son.

Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Jordan Thomas King had been in jail on a count of child abuse after he brought his son to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune last Friday.

Authorities said Deklin John King had a fractured skull and bruising on his head.

The infant was taken off life support Wednesday and the abuse charge was upgraded to a murder count. Thomas King appears for a bond hearing Thursday.

He is a five-year veteran of the Marine Corps and is an electrical systems technician.

Attorney Wally Paramore is temporarily representing King and says his client is distraught over his son's death.

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