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June 10, 2019: Los Angeles Man Charged with Beating 4-Year-Old Son to Death

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 24-year-old man was charged today with murder for the death of his son at their Los Angeles home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Hirwin Calderon-Ordonez (dob 8/19/94) of Los Angeles faces one felony count each of murder and assault on a child causing death.

Case BA478478 is being handled by Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami of the Complex Child Abuse Section of the Family Violence Division.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Justin Sontay-Oxlaj, 4, was allegedly beaten to death on June 6, the prosecutor said.

Bail is scheduled at $2 million. Calderon-Ordonez faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division.