Mays Landing Man Indicted in Death of His Four-month-old Son
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says a Mays Landing man has been indicted in the death of his four-month-old son.
On Thursday, a grand jury handed-up an indictment against 35-year-old Jose Rojas for first degree aggravated manslaughter, second degree aggravated assault, and second degree endangering the welfare of a child.
The prosector's office says in a press release,
On January 29, 2018, Hamilton Township Police responded to 6023 Hoover Drive, Mays Landing, for a report of an unresponsive child. Upon arrival, a 4 month old boy was found with no pulse and he was transported to AtlantiCare Mainland Division. Due to the critical nature of the child’s injuries he was later transported to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After almost a week in the hospital the child succumbed to his injuries on Sunday February 4, 2018. An investigation showed that Rojas was home alone with his three young children. Rojas told police that the child rolled off the bed, which was approximately two feet high. However, doctors at CHOP stated that the injuries were so significant that a fall could have only caused them if it was at least 30 feet. Doctors from CHOP stated that the child suffered hemorrhages in both eyes that were too numerous to count the number. The pattern of hemorrhages was consistent with severe trauma, specifically abusive head trauma, doctors said.