Calgary, AB,
23
September
2019
|
18:04
America/Denver

Man charged in connection with death of infant

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has charged a man in connection with the death of an infant in his care.

Around 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 25, 2018, emergency crews were called to the 0-100 block of Atlanta Crescent S.E., to help a three-month-old child in medical distress. When members of EMS and the Calgary Fire Department arrived, they found the newborn boy unconscious. The infant was rushed to the hospital where he died two days later.

At the time of the incident, the child was alone with his father. The story provided to medical staff by the child’s father was not consistent with the medical symptoms the child was showing. The Calgary Police Service Child Abuse Unit was notified and launched an investigation that later became a homicide investigation.

Following a complex investigation, police believe the child died from injuries that were not accidental. Investigations into the death of children can take longer than other investigations because of the specialized expertise and tests needed to collect and interpret medical evidence.

Anthony Karl KURUCZ, 29, of Calgary, is charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with this case. KURUCZ is the infant’s father. He is scheduled to appear in court today, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

The Service is not releasing the name of the infant as it will identify the mother, who is not considered a suspect.

The investigation into this case continues and anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Case #18178464/3232