WHO-TV reports a Northeastern Iowa man has been arrested for the murder of his 3.5-month-old child.

According to online court records, 25-year-old Shane Morris, is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He was arrested Monday in New Hampton.

The criminal complaint in the case claims on the morning of August 3, 2019 Morris “committed an act which caused the child to be transported to the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa.”

Following the incident, the child was transferred to the ICU at the May Clinic in Minnesota. Medical Staff at May noticed the child had a bulge on its head that ended up being a skull fracture.

Despite testing showing the fracture was caused by non-accidental circumstances, Morris denied any wrongdoing. He later claimed to law enforcement that he had accidentally bumped the child's head on the kitchen counter.

The infant died on August 9 of 2019.

An autopsy later showed the child's cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

Morris is currently being held in the Floyd County Jail in Northeastern Iowa.