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5-Month-Old Boy Allegedly Beaten by Father Dies After Week in Hospital

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    A 5-month-old baby boy who New Jersey prosecutors say was beaten by his father has died after more than a week in the hospital. 

    Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the baby died Thursday at Bellevue Hospital in New York.

    Molinelli says charges against the baby's father, 38-year-old Yoseop Choi, will be upgraded to homicide.

    The Fort Lee man was being held on $750,000 bail and charged with aggravated assault and child endangerment. A message left with Choi's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

    Authorities say Choi brought the boy to the hospital July 28 in cardiac arrest. He also had a severe head injury and a healing rib fracture.

    Prosecutors say Choi violently shook and assaulted his son during a two-month period.