Cocke County man charged with murdering infant son

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A Cocke County man was arrested in North Carolina and charged with the death of his infant son.

Kasey Rathbone, Sr., 23, is charged with first degree murder, first degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation joined the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office began investigating suspected child abuse involving 6-month-old Kasey Rathbone, Jr. in December.

The infant was put in the hospital on December 14. His condition worsened and he died two days later. TBI says they learned during their investigation that Rathbone caused the injuries to his infant son.

A grand jury returned indictments on Thursday. He was located in Hot Springs, North Carolina, on Friday. He is being held on a fugitive from justice warrant while he awaits extradition to Tennessee.

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