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Father charged after death of infant son

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Coroner: Injuries consistent with homicide

By Gina Clear

A 23-year-old Muldraugh man is charged with murder after the death of his 7-week-old son.

Muldraugh Police Chief Charlie Ashbaugh said Eric Braddam was arrested Friday and charged with murder.

A city police officer and two Meade County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an unresponsive infant at 10 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Dewey Street in Muldraugh.

Officers began CPR on the infant and Meade County EMS and Muldraugh fire personnel took over on arrival. The infant was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where he died, police said.

Hardin County Coroner’s Office personnel transported the body to the medical examiner’s office in Louisville. No official cause of death has been determined because the investigation is in its early stages, said Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.

“At this time, it does look like injuries consistent with a homicide,” he said. “There were no external markings.”

The medical examiner’s office contacted Muldraugh police to “advise the child’s injuries were traumatic brain injury consistent with that of the child being shaken,” a release said.

Family members were interviewed with the help of a KSP detective Friday afternoon and during the interview with Braddam, he was arrested.

Braddam is being held in the Meade County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Like all defendents, Braddam is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Gina Clear can be reached at 270-505-1746 or gclear@thenewsenterprise.com.