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Father faces charges in baby’s death

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A 24-year-old Winter Haven man has been charged with aggravated child abuse and manslaughter in the death of his 5-week-old son.

The incident that led to the child's death initially happened May 18.

According to police, Colt Britt was in the room with the child because it was crying. The mother told investigators Britt came out to tell her the baby was lifeless and was not breathing.

A death investigation and autopsy revealed the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Police also say Britt changed his story twice about what happened in the room. They said he first told them he may have hit the child's head against a dresser, and then said he actually tripped and fell while holding the baby.

Britt was booked in the Polk County jail after he was arrested Thursday.

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