So Much Sadness this Summer – Homicide Arrest Made in Death of 5 Week Old Baby in Petworth

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest in the homicide that occurred on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at approximately 3:43 pm, officers from the Fourth District along with members from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the 3700 block of 9th Street Northwest for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located a five week-old infant unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the infant to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Washington, DC determined the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries and the manner homicide.

On Monday, August 17, 2015, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 28-year-old Robert Smith Sr. of Northwest was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Murder connection with the death of five week-old Robert Smith Jr. of Northwest, Washington, DC.”

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