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AUTOPSY: Baby's Death Confirmed As Homicide

An autopsy on a two month old baby confirms that the boy's death was a homicide.

Deklin King died last Wednesday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after his life support was disconnected. His father, Marine Sgt. Jordan King was then charged with murder.

A preliminary autopsy lists the cause of death as blunt force injuries of the head. Court records say the infant had two fractures to the rear of the skull and severe bruising to the back of his head.

King remains in jail without bond.


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A Marine sergeant will stay in jail after his arrest for killing his infant son.

Sgt. Jordan King was charged Wednesday afternoon with the murder of Deklin King. The baby died around 1:00 p.m. at Vidant Medical Center after his life support system was removed, according to deputies.

A district court judge denied the man bond during a first court appearance late this morning.

Onslow County deputies say around 5:00 p.m. Friday the medical staff at the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune reported a case of child abuse involving the infant. Deputies say King brought his son to the hospital.

The Marine was initially charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury and was originally released on a $25,000 bond. King was put back in jail on Monday after a district court judge hiked his bond to $500,000.

Court records say the infant had two fractures to the rear of the skull and severe bruising to the back of his head.


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The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says the two-month old child of a Camp Lejeune Marine has died.

The Medical Examiner's Office tells WITN News that they will perform an autopsy tomorrow on the body of Deklin King.

Sergeant Jordan King was charged Saturday with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury after deputies say the infant was injured Friday.

Warrants say King assaulted his son on Friday, causing two fractures to the rear of the skull and severe bruising to the back of his head.

Camp Lejeune says King has been a Marine since April 2008 and is assigned to Combat Logistic Battalion 22.

Sheriff Ed Brown says more information on the case will be released this afternoon, but there is no word yet from Onslow County authorities whether charges against the father will now be upgraded.

The Marine Corps says King is in the custody of the Sheriff's Office.


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A Marine sergeant is accused of fracturing his two-month old son's skull.

Sergeant Jordan King is out on a $500,000 bond after his arrest Saturday by Onslow County deputies.

The 27-year-old Marine is charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury.

Warrants say King assaulted his son on Friday, causing two fractures to the rear of the skull and severe bruising to the back of his head.

Camp Lejeune says King has been a Marine since April 2008 and is assigned to Combat Logistic Battalion 22.

As part of his bond, the Marine can't have contact with the child's mother, the victim or any of their other children. He also can't leave Onslow County and is subject to electronic monitoring.


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