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New Details Emerge in the Death of an 8 Week Old Baby

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A Butte man is accused of murdering his eight week old baby after an autopsy and test results show the infant died from severe head trauma and not an accidental fall.

Thursday new information was released regarding the death of 2-month-old Mattisyn Blaz.

According to recently filed court documents, Matthew Blaz and his wife Jennifer were on their way to get medical help for their eight week old daughter who had stopped breathing on August 16.

While on their way, the couple stopped the vehicle and called for help, while trying to help the infant breath.

The baby was quickly transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead due to a severe brain injury.

Records state the father of the child, Matthew Blaz, told officers he believed the baby had been accidentally dropped by a neighborhood boy inside the Blaz home earlier that day.

An autopsy of the baby showed Matthew Blaz's story to be false.

The injuries to the infant, which included a skull fracture, showed the baby died from hitting her head and possible shaking that was not accidental and as a result was a homicide.

Records say through statements of people involved, and inconsistent information from the father, there is probable cause to believe Matthew Blaz committed the homicide.

Blaz is set to appear in court for his arraignment on October 24.

He is being held at the Butte-Silver Bow County Detention Center.

If convicted of deliberate homicide, he can spend up to life in prison.

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