Mario Perez, 36, was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse for the killing of John Brian Perez.Read the full story here.
The baby was hospitalized Jan. 10 after Perez, who is unemployed, called 911 to report his son was not breathing. Perez told police he had been alone with his son and tossed the baby on the bed at their home, 11040 Peach Tree Dr., just east of Biscayne Park.
Hospital staff members, alarmed at the baby's bruising and bleeding in the brain, called police. The baby stayed on life support at Jackson Memorial Hospital until Saturday, when he died. An autopsy revealed broken ribs and severe brain trauma, according to a Miami-Dade police arrest report.
Miami-Dade Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Emma Lew recorded the cause of death as ``blunt force trauma.''