Man, 26, charged with murder following death of seven-week-old baby boy
A man has been charged with murder after the death of a seven-week-old baby boy.
The tot was found unresponsive at an address on Piccadilly Road, Burnley, Lancashire, at around 12.10pm on November 28 last year.
The baby, Abel-Jax Mailey, was rushed to hospital before being transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital for further treatment.
Abel-Jax died two days later, with a Home Office post-mortem exam concluding he died of a head injury.
A man and woman were initially arrested on suspicion of assault and later on suspicion of murder in connection with Abel-Jax’s death, Lancashire Police say.
Oliver Mailey, 26, of Bowness Road, Burnley, has now been charged with murder.
He is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
The woman previously arrested was released with no further action.
A spokesperson from Lancashire Police added: “These are tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with Abel-Jax’s family at this sad and very difficult time.
“They continue to be supported by our officers.”