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Teen father ordered to stand trial in 4-month-old's death

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MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - A teenage father charged with suffocating his 4-month-old son has been ordered to stand trial.

At a preliminary hearing Friday, the teen's lawyer said he adamantly denies harming the infant.

The 17-year-old was arrested in May and charged with criminal homicide. Police say the infant, Isaiah Brooks-Leonard, was found unresponsive at a McKeesport residence after being home alone with his father Feb. 6.

A medical examiner determined the child died of asphyxiation.

The teen's lawyer says the infant was injured when he was dropped by an 8-year-old relative earlier in the day.

Prosecutors say a fall would not explain the infant's injuries.

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