Lee Ross Barbone

  UPDATE: Court documents show that the 7-month-old baby allegedly killed by his father yesterday died from severe abusive head trauma, described as a non-accidental injury.

Bail for Lee Ross Barbone was set at 1 million dollars on Tuesday at the initial hearing. Barbone is charged with first degree murder in the death of his son, Richard Barbone.

  POCATELLO — Richard Lee Barbone was born about 16 weeks premature last fall, spending the first four months of his life in a Salt Lake City hospital, fighting to survive.

    On Monday, Lee Ross Barbone, his father, was charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing the infant child.

    Richard was reportedly unresponsive when he was brought to Portneuf Medical Center at 7:20 a.m., police said in a news release. Barbone was arrested a short time later.

    Police will be furnishing further details today.

    Barbone, his girlfriend and the infant had lived together in the Sunny Creek Courts trailer park until recently. Court documents show the girlfriend moved out in early April.

    Neighbors in the trailer park, Lori Field and Heather Orth, said they saw the three together at the trailer late last week.

    They said the girlfriend swore to them she would never bring Barbone back.

Read more in today's Idaho State Journal.