LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A 24-year-old man was charged with murder in the death of his 4-year-old son at their South Los Angeles home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
Hirwin Calderon-Ordonez, of Los Angeles, is facing one felony count each of murder and assault on a child causing death, officials said.
Prosecutors allege Justin Sontay-Oxlaj was beaten to death by his father on June 6, at their home in the 1600 block of East 47th Street in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department received a call regarding the child’s death at about 3:30 a.m. that morning. Police said the boy’s mother was not home when Calderon-Ordonez called 911.
When first-responders arrived the boy was not breathing. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Calderon-Ordonez was scheduled to be arraigned Monday and his bail is scheduled at $2 million, officials said. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.