- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - A Lakewood man faces charges that he abused his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son, who later died from injuries that included bruises, scars, broken bones and ribs, and internal bleeding.

Lakewood police wrote in arrest report released Friday that Ever Alexander Lopez-Calidonio, 24, gave conflicting stories about how the boy suffered his wounds.

Officers found the boy and arrested Lopez-Calidonio Thursday after being called to their home on reports that a child was not breathing. The boy was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Lopez-Calidonio was arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death. A Jefferson County judge held him on $500,000 bond during a brief court appearance Friday morning. Court records do not list an attorney for Lopez-Calidonio.

Witnesses told investigators that they saw a man repeatedly hitting a child in the stomach Thursday morning, according to the arrest report. Lopez-Calidonio told investigators he was giving the boy CPR because he had passed out. But when police asked him to demonstrate the CPR on a doll, he did so violently, punching the sides near the rib cage, stomach and chest, according to the report.

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