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Father to face murder charge in death of 3-week-old

Last Updated Oct 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm EST

The father of a three-week-old baby will be charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday, Toronto police say.

Police say they were called to a residence in the area of Pharmacy Avenue and Donside Drive in Scarborough around 11 p.m. last Thursday. When they arrived, paramedics were treating a three-week-old girl suffering from obvious signs of trauma.

The child eventually succumbed to her injuries on Sunday.

Police arrested the child’s father, Matthew Bouffard, 29, of Toronto, and charged him with aggravated assault.

A police spokesperson said Monday they expect the charges to be upgraded following results of a post-mortem.

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to reflect the age of the infant is three weeks old. Police had originally said the baby was three months old.