Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:37 PM by John Emeigh - MTN News
A Butte man will be charged in Butte district court with the murder of his infant daughter.
Matthew Blaz, 32, faces a felony charge of deliberate homicide in the Aug. 16 death of the eight-week-old girl. According to charging documents filed Wednesday, Blaz is accused of causing the death of Mattisyn Jolene Blaz at his home in the 2000 block of Arizona Street.
Court documents state the Matthew Blaz initially told investigators that a neighborhood child dropped the baby on the floor of his home the day of the baby's death. However, the medical examiner report indicated that the injuries caused in the baby's death were due to abusive trauma and not by being accidentally dropped on a carpeted floor.
Blaz was arrested last month in connection with the baby's death and remains jailed on $500,000 bond.