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Santee father arrested months after infant child's death

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 19:22:53-05

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) — San Diego Sheriff's deputies say a father has been arrested months after the death of his infant child in Santee.

Daniel Charles Marshall, 34, was arrested on Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and booked into San Diego Central jail for murder and child abuse resulting in death, according to the Sheriff's Department (SDSO).

On April 22, 2020, Santee Fire Department responded to a home in the 8600 block of Paseo Del Rey in Santee to a report of a seven-month-old infant in medical distress. The infant was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead three days later.

Child abuse investigators responded to the scene and, eventually, homicide detectives took over the case.

Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the infant's father, Marshall, who was arrested this week.

Anyone who may have any information about the case is asked to call the SDSO Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330/after hours at 858565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.