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Posted on: October 28, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Charge Upgraded to Murder in Death of Infant

On Wednesday October 21, 2015, officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to Quail Run Apartments regarding a 6 month old infant that was having difficulty breathing. The infant was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL with a life threatening injury. The infant's father, 25 year old Alonso Castillo, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. On Friday October 23, 2015, the 6 month old infant died as a result of his injury. An autopsy was performed Monday and determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the back of the head. On Tuesday October 27, 2015, Alonso Castillo was charged with Murder.

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