- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man arrested earlier this month when his 4-month-old daughter was hospitalized with head trauma has been charged with first-degree murder after her death.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 20-year-old Oscar Jimenez also faces a charge of child endangerment resulting in death.

He was arrested Jan. 20 on a charge of multiple acts of child endangerment after Marleen Jimenez of Columbus Junction was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries. She died three days later.

An autopsy was performed at University of Iowa but results were not immediately released.

State officials released a statement Friday that says additional charges were filed on Tuesday after further investigation.

The public defender listed for Jimenez did not immediately return a message.


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