Markham, Ont. parents charged with second-degree murder of infant son

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York police have charged two Markham parents with second-degree murder in the death of their infant son.

The one month old son of Kien Phat Tran, 21, and Thi My Phuong Bui, 22, died August 22 of blunt injury to the head, said Sergeant Clint Whitney.

The couple brought the baby into hospital with no vital signs, where hospital staff pronounced the baby dead.

Homicide police and the Coroner’s Office investigated the death and suspected foul play.

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The couple turned themselves in to a York Region police station on Tuesday after making arrangements with police and lawyers.

They appeared in court around noon Wednesday and will remain in police custody until their next court appearance on September 4.

Police believe the couple, who are not married, were living together in the basement of Mr. Tran’s brother.

Police are asking any friends of family members who know the couple…

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