Posted: Sep 27, 2013 10:21 AM by John Emeigh - MTN News
Updated: Sep 27, 2013 4:20 PM
A Butte man is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of an eight-week-old baby.
Matthew Blaz, 32, is accused of causing the death of the infant on the afternoon of Aug. 16 at his residence at 2017 Arizona St., according to charging documents filed in Butte Justice Court late Thursday. The state medical examiner determined the child died from abusive head trauma and not an accidental fall, as it was initially reported.
Witness statements allege Blaz was the sole person with the baby at the time of death, court documents claim.
Blaz remains jailed this morning on $500,000 bond. More details will be released in this case later today.