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Jan 30, 2013 3:13 PM by Van Nguyen

Tucson man charged with killing 8-month-old

UPDATE: The suspect in this case, Jeremy Millis, has been re-arrested Wednesday on charges of killing an 8-month-old baby.

The baby was in critical condition until 2:55 a.m. Wednesday when he was taken off life support, Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Peine said.

Millis was originally arrested Friday on child abuse charges. Peine said Millis was watching his girlfriend's baby when it happened.

The baby struggled to recover from the injuries for almost a week.

Millis was arrested at about 9:25 a.m. Wednesday and booked into Pima County Jail, where he faces first degree murder charges.

TUCSON - An 8-month-old boy is in critical condition after detectives say he was physically abused.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Millis.

He's charged with attempted first degree murder and child abuse.

Detectives say he choked his ex-girlfriend's 8-month-old son several times.

The boy's mom brought him to the hospital Friday morning after she noticed he was unresponsive.

Medical staff determined he wasn't breathing on his own.

They examined him further and found injuries consistent with physical abuse.

The boy's mom told investigators she left him with her ex-boyfriend while she went to work.

The child is in the Intensive Care Unit.

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