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Father Set to Enter Plea in Infant Son's Death

An autopsy ruled the baby's death a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.

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    Father Set to Enter Plea in Infant Son's Death
    Delaware State Police
    (L to R) Doyle Hundley Jr., Casey Layton

    A Sussex County man charged in the death of his infant son has agreed to plead guilty in the case.

    Online court records show that 39-year-old Doyle Hundley Jr. of Harbeson is scheduled to appear at plea hearing in Georgetown on Monday.

    Hundley and the boy's mother, 29-year-old Casey Layton, were charged in December 2015 with first-degree murder by abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Court records indicate that both parents were longtime drug addicts.

    Authorities received a 911 call in May 2015 reporting that 3-month-old Aiden Hundley was having a seizure. He was admitted to a hospital in critical condition and remained on life support until he died four months later.

    An autopsy ruled Aiden's death a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.