Defuniak man faces first degree murder charge in death of 8-week-old son

Published 08/24 2016 03:40PM

Updated 08/24 2016 03:40PM

Bielec Jr. Arrested
Bielec Jr. Arrested/Walton County Sheriff's Office

Prosecutors have indicted a DeFuniak Springs man for first degree murder in the death of his 8-week old son. 

Harold Bielec, Jr.'s arrest affidavit stated that the child was fine at a family lunch on December 13 of 2015 but at 8 p.m. that night the infant was breathing funny. At 12:30 a.m. the child was unresponsive and breathing funny, according to the report which was created from statements made by family members.

Instead of calling EMS to his home Bielec said he attempted to take the child to the hospital himself. He ended up at a Raceway Gas Station on 14338 on Highway 90 in West Defuniak Springs. Deputies and emergency workers were called to the area and found Bielec attempting to perform CPR on the baby.



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