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21-year-old arrested in connection with infant's death

Officers were told that a man had fallen asleep in the bathtub with the infant on his chest.

A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of an eight-month-old boy.

According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, officers were called out to the 2000 block of Jasmin Court after receiving reports of an unconscious infant at around 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 16. They were told that a man had fallen asleep in the bathtub with the infant on his chest.

When officers arrived they performed CPR on the child until Corpus Christi Fire Department EMS crews arrived to take the child. The child was transported to Driscoll Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Corpus Christi police said that their investigation led them to the arrest of 21-year-old Bryan Matamoros. He was charged with criminally negligent homicide.

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