A Franklin County infant died as a result of internal injuries from a May 25 incident at home, and the father is charged in the crime.
Brandon Noah Malone, 26, of Carnesville is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, first-degree cruelty to children and murder, according to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas.
“The investigation began on May 25 when authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call involving an unresponsive infant child,” Thomas said. That 7-week-old child died after transport to an area hospital.
Thomas identified Malone is the father of the infant and said the incident occurred at his home.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the child received internal injuries that were identified as being those of physical abuse,” Thomas said.
An autopsy was conducted Tuesday.
The investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Coroner’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues.
Malone is incarcerated at the Franklin County Detention Center.