Murder charge filed against father in Fort Wayne baby’s death

Julio Carrillo

A charge against a 19-year-old man held in connection with the death of his 2½-month-old son after the baby died of a skull fracture earlier this week has been upgraded to murder.

Julio Carrillo faced a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent in the death of Lxzander Carrillo, who died Monday afternoon of a skull fracture that caused hemorrhaging, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office. The 72 hours of holding him on that charge expired, and Thursday the formal charge of murder was filed after the boy’s autopsy results returned.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday in Allen Superior Court, Julio Carrillo had been watching the baby since around 9:15 a.m. Monday but when the boy’s mother returned home at around 1 p.m. she found the child was “not acting right.” The boy died later at a hospital.

Carrillo allegedly explained the boy’s injuries, which included rectal bleeding and bruises on his buttocks, as the result of a spanking and the insertion of a laxative suppository.

Carrillo will next appear in court on the murder charge on Monday.

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