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Grand jury to hear case of man charged with killing infant son

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A grand jury will now decide if there is enough evidence against a man, accused of killing his newborn son, to send the case to trial.

Lexington Police arrested 22-year old Caz Hazuga on Thanksgiving Day. They say he admitted to hitting the one-month old boy's head on the kitchen counter multiple times.

He said Hazuga had originally told detectives that while feeding his son, who Hazuga told police had acid reflux, the baby went limp.
In a later interview with police, Hazuga told them he slammed the baby's head on the counter, rolled him over and hit his head again.

A preliminary report from an autopsy revealed to police that Caz Hazuga Jr. had a brain hemorrhage, skull fracture, and hemorrhaging behind his eye.

"The child did appear with several, what I would term as severe injuries that did not relate to the story that we'd been given by the defendant," said Det. Martin Shearer with Lexington Police, during today's testimony.

Shortly after his arrest, Hazuga told WKYT from the Fayette County Detention Center, that he was feeding his son a bottle when the baby started coughing and crying, then went limp. He claims police forced him to confess during hours of questioning.

"I don't know why anyone would think I would pretty much hurt a part of myself. He is a part of me. I didn't even have time to know him, for him to even know who I was," said Hazuga.

Hazuga has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.


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