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October 23, 2014

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Crime:

Man jailed after child dies from injuries allegedly related to abuse

A 5-month-old baby allegedly abused by his caretaker last week has died, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Kaiden Blane Chamberlain died Saturday in the pediatric intensive care unit at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, officials said. The coroner has not determined his official cause and manner of death.

Metro Police opened an investigation Thursday after the baby was transported by ambulance to the hospital with critical injuries that medical personnel believed to be the result of abuse.

SWAT officers with Metro Police arrested the suspect, 31-year-old Anthony Casey, on Friday at his home in the 5200 block of Souvenir Lane, near Lindell Road and Hacienda Avenue. Police said Casey was Chamberlain’s caretaker at the time the injuries occurred.

Casey remains in the Clark County Detention Center on counts of open murder and child abuse and neglect, according to jail records. He’s scheduled to appear Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court.

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