Father charged in death of 3-month-old son

HAYMARKET, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have charged a man with murder and felony child abuse for the death of his three-month-old son.

David Michael Schmidt, 28, called police on August 5, 2013 to report that his son, identified as Rhys Schmidt, was not breathing. Rhys died on August 17 as a result of the injuries.

Police say the child was flown to an area hospital where it was discovered that he had sustained injuries consistent with being shaken.

Schmidt was arrested on May 1 following an extensive investigation into the child's death.

He is being held without bond.


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