- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Randall Payne won’t learn of his fate until at least Monday, when a Des Moines County jury is scheduled to resume deliberating whether Payne was responsible for the death of his 22dayold son.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/1rLZDvb ) that the jury spent about three hours deliberating Friday.

Payne is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment counts. If convicted of the murder charge, Payne faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Payne was arrested at his rural Burlington home last year. The body of Carter Joseph Payne was found by emergency crews after they responded to his father’s 911 call on Nov. 9, 2014.

Payne’s attorneys maintain that the baby died of medical problems caused by preexisting medical conditions and a troubled delivery.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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