(MTN News-BOZEMAN) Murder charges were filed Monday in the death of a 5-month-old baby.

According to court documents, Branden Moss killed the infant last November at the My Place Extended Stay Motel on East Valley Center in Bozeman.

Moss told police he called 911 after the baby boy woke up and began to scream, then stopped breathing. EMTs had attempted CPR before the boy was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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The state medical examiner’s report, which was completed in August, stated the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

The child’s death is being ruled as a homicide.

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