Fort Bliss soldier arraigned for infant death

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Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Fort Bliss solider has been arraigned on capital murder charges for the death of his 11-month-old son.

Pfc. Adam Keith Jackson has pleaded not guilty to the February slaying. He's been jailed on $250,000 bond.

El Paso County prosecutors have not said whether they'll seek the death penalty against the 22-year-old Jackson.

An investigation began after unconscious Aiden Jackson in early February was taken to a hospital where doctors found he had head and neck injuries. The El Paso Times reports (http://bit.ly/1iB2LxL ) an autopsy showed he had a fractured skull among his injuries.

A police affidavit says Jackson told officers he dropped the child. He was caring for the baby at an apartment outside the Army post while the child's mother was running errands.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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