A Nephi man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 5-month old son.

Charges against Jose Parra-Arredondo, 23, were filed in 4th District Court before Judge Boyd L. Park Tuesday. An initial court appearance was set for Thursday.Nephi Chief of Police B. Wayne Hoaldridge said Parra-Arredondo is charged with physically abusing the baby, Arthur Beason, on Oct. 18.

Sgt. Chris Neilsen said Para-Arrendondo took the baby to the place of employment of the mother, Maria Beason, 23. The baby was taken by East Juab County Ambulance to Central Valley Medical Center and later transferred to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he died Monday morning.

Parra-Arredondo is being held on $10,000 bail.