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Utah Man Charged in Death of Infant Son


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(AMERICAN FORK, UT) – A Utah man has been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of his 5-month-old son.  Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Petersen of American Fork allegedly shot his son Ryker in the head with a rifle before trying to turn the weapon on himself. A family member, who heard the initial shot, was able to stop Petersen from taking his own life. Police are unsure of a motive in the killing.  Petersen is being held without bail.

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