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Man Charged With Murder of 6-Week-Old Baby

By Faith Jessie.
A Jefferson County man was charged with murdering a six-week-old child.

Police responded to reports of a six-week old child not breathing and bleeding from the nose on Thursday around 1:30 am

The baby was taken to the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown to be treated for cardiac arrest and severe brain injury. Six-week old Benjamin Jones died from the injuries Saturday afternoon.

Police arrested Jeremiah Garnett, 23 of Philadelphia, NY who was watching the baby while his girlfriend was at work. He is charged with 1st degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and 2nd degree murder. Garnett is in the Jefferson County Jail with no bail.