Death of baby boy is ruled a homicide

March 12, 1997|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

The death of a 1-year-old baby who was taken to a city hospital Saturday was ruled a homicide yesterday by the state medical examiner's office, and police said they were questioning family members.

Julius Dayquam Curry of the 1100 block of Harlem Ave. died of blunt force trauma, said Dr. David Fowler, who performed the autopsy yesterday. He declined to comment further.

Lt. Timothy G. Keel, acting head of the homicide unit, said detectives noticed what appeared to be injuries to the back of the infant's head and a broken tooth. He said criminal charges are pending.

Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said the baby's stepfather called an ambulance Saturday, saying he had found Julius unresponsive. The child was taken to the pediatric section of University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12: 30 p.m. Monday. Weinhold said detectives have interviewed the stepfather and other relatives extensively, but he said "it is unclear what happened."

Pub Date: 3/12/97

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