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Suspect in baby's death arrested

Federal Way police arrested a suspect this week in connection with the death of his infant son.

Federal Way resident Christopher Temple, 18, was taken into custody Aug. 16 and could face charges of second-degree murder, according to a police report. A judge set bail at $250,000 on Aug. 17.

On Aug. 9, police and fire personnel responded to a medical emergency in the 30500 block of Fourth Avenue SW in Federal Way. They discovered Aidan Andrews, age two and a half months, unconscious and not breathing. South King Fire and Rescue paramedics started life support and were able to revive Aidan's heartbeat, reports said.

The infant was then transported via helicopter to Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. On Aug. 13, the infant was removed from life support and pronounced dead; medical staff confirmed Aidan's injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome, reports said.

An autopsy revealed the infant suffered blunt force injuries to the head, and the cause of death was determined to be a homicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

The suspect, who was baby-sitting Aidan while the mother was at work, called 911 to report that the infant wasn't breathing, according to a Federal Way police report.

An investigation is still under way, including whether there was any prior abuse involving Aidan, reports said.

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