Father charged with shaking his five-month-old son to death

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Austin Ahimbisibwe

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A Germantown man who called 911 because his son stopped breathing has been arrested after he admitted to police that he shook the baby after being frustrated by its crying.

Austin Ahimnisibwe, 22, was arrested and charged in the June death of his son Hudson after a ruling came down from the medical examiner this month that the baby’s death was a homicide caused by head and neck trauma.

After this ruling, detectives interviewed Ahimnisibwe, who they say confessed that he had grabbed Hudson by the neck and face, covered his mouth with his hand, and shaken him in an attempt to make him stop crying. The baby became unresponsive, at which point Ahimnisibwe began administering CPR and called 911. Fire and Rescue responded and took the baby to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

After his confession, detectives arrested him and charged him with second degree murder and first degree child abuse resulting in death. These charges carry possible decades in prison. Ahimnisibwe is being held on a 2.5 million dollar bond.

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