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Man now faces murder charge in death of infant

Eric Mathis.{ } (Courtesy: LCCC)

A Toledo man has been charged with murder following the death of an 11-month-old child.

Toledo police say Eric J. Mathis, 30 left the child alone in a bath tub on New Year’s Day in a home in the 2400 block of Nebraska Avenue.

The child was found face down and unresponsive, and later pronounced dead at Toledo Hospital.

An autopsy conducted by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office caused authorities to upgrade the charge to Murder from Child Endangerment.

Mathis is set to be arraigned on the new charge on Thursday morning.

Toledo Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stopper right away at (419) 255-1111.

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