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Delaware Boy Dies Months After Head Injuries, Parents Face Murder Charges

Two parents face first-degree murder charges after their 8-month-old son died from numerous broken bones and head injuries at a Delaware hospital.

Delaware State Police arrested Doyle Hundley Jr., 37, and Casey Layton, 28, in their Harbeson home Thursday, more than two months after their son Aiden died at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital.

Investigators had been to the couple’s Harbeson home before after a 911 call was made to report Aiden — then only 3 months old — was unresponsive and suffering a seizure. The child was eventually admitted to A.I. DuPont with multiple broken bones and a serious head injury, according to police.

Aiden died from his injuries in late September, after five months on life support, police said.

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Police investigated the source of Aiden's injuries and said his parents, the boy’s sole caregivers, had no explanation.

Hundley and Layton face charges of first-degree murder, child endangerment and related offenses and were sent to county jail, unable to post $106,000 cash bail each.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Hundley and Layton had hired attorneys who could comment on the charges.

The couple's 2-year-old son, who didn’t appear to be harmed, was placed in the care of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, according to police.

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