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Grand jury indicts father in death of infant

Joel Asuncion Joel Asuncion

HONOLULU (AP) - A Waipahu man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death 18 months ago of his 6-week-old son.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports 39-year-old Joel Asuncion was indicted Wednesday in the May 14, 2013, death of Gabriel Sage Raider Asuncion Membrere.

Police responding to a call that the boy was unresponsive found him injured at his home.

Emergency medical workers rushed the infant in critical condition to an Aiea hospital and he died there.

Police at the time described the baby's injuries as "non-accidental."

Officers arrested Asuncion on suspicion of murder after the infant's death but released him without filing charges.

Circuit Judge Richard Perkins set bail for Asuncion at $150,000.

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined the cause of death but has not released the cause.

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