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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A Marine from Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-month-old son.
Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Jordan Thomas King had been in jail on a count of child abuse after he brought his son to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune last Friday.
Authorities said Deklin John King had a fractured skull and bruising on his head.
The infant was taken off life support Wednesday, and the abuse charge was upgraded to a murder count. Thomas King will appear for a bond hearing Thursday.
He is a five-year veteran of the Marine Corps and is an electrical systems technician.
Attorney Wally Paramore is temporarily representing King and said his client is distraught over his son's death.