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Father Charged with Murder of Five-Month-Old Son

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 17, 2016

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division have charged Austin Ahimbisibwe, age 22, of the 19500 block of Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown, with the June 23 murder of his infant son.

The investigation by detectives revealed that on June 23 at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) received a 9-1-1 call from Austin Ahimbisibwe who stated that he was performing CPR on his 5-month-old son, Hudson Ahimbisibwe, who was not breathing.  5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the home.  Hudson Ahimbisibwe was transported to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was pronounced deceased.

On June 24, an autopsy was performed by the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  On October 9, the medical examiner ruled Hudson’s death a homicide caused by head, neck, and upper body trauma.

Investigators learned that Hudson’s mother and Ahimbisibwe did not reside together and that on June 23 at approximately 6:25 a.m., Hudson’s mother left him in the care of Ahimbisibwe at his home while she was at work.  Hudson’s mother further stated that Hudson was in good health when she left him in Ahimbisibwe’s care.

On October 14, detectives interviewed Ahimbisibwe and he stated to investigators that he became frustrated when Hudson would not stop crying.  Ahimbisibwe further stated to detectives that he grabbed Hudson by the neck and face, covered Hudson’s mouth with his hand, and shook Hudson, all in an effort to stop Hudson from crying.

Ahimbisibwe was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with 2nd degree murder and 1st degree child abuse, resulting in death.  Amimbisibwe is currently being held on a 2.5-million-dollar bond.


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Release ID: 16-277
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: homicide