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Man arrested in deadly infant abuse case

Posted at 12:33 PM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 17:06:21-04

On Aug. 3, 2016, Las Vegas police responded to a residence located in the 10000 block of White Mulberry Drive to investigate a report of an unresponsive infant.

After the child had been taken to the hospital, medical personnel noticed injuries that were potentially caused by abuse. The baby died from his injuries on August 5, 2016. He was identified as 5-month-old Henry Martinez of Las Vegas.

An investigation revealed that the child's father, 33-year-old Assuan Martinez, was a likely suspect. He surrendered to the court on May 3, 2017, and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Las Vegas police at 702-828-3364, or call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.