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Sanford man charged in infant death

A 30-year-old Sanford man has been accused of killing a 3-month-old, according to Lowell police.

Jason Moore, 30, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder and two counts felony child abuse, police said.

“Moore’s relationship was babysitter and friend of the mother,” police said in a news release.

Lowell police were called to Kings Mountain Hospital on Aug. 13 in response to a 3-month-old girl who showed signs of child abuse. The girl was later transferred to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte for treatment of abusive head trauma, officials said. She died Aug. 17 after being removed from life support.

Police did not say whether Moore was babysitting the child on Aug. 13.

Moore is being held without bond in the Gaston County jail. He will have a video arraignment Tuesday, authorities said. His first court appearance will be determined then.

This was not Moore’s first arrest. Since 2009, Moore has been found guilty in multiple breaking and entering and larceny cases, court records show.

Moore is also scheduled to stand trial in September for a 2011 driving while impaired charge, according to court records.

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