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Fort Bliss Soldier Arraigned for Sons Death

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    A Fort Bliss solider has been arraigned on capital murder charges for the death of his 11-month-old son.

    Pfc. Adam Keith Jackson has pleaded not guilty to the February slaying. He's been jailed on $250,000 bond.

    El Paso County prosecutors have not said whether they'll seek the death penalty against the 22-year-old Jackson.

    An investigation began after unconscious Aiden Jackson in early February was taken to a hospital where doctors found he had head and neck injuries. The El Paso Times reports an autopsy showed he had a fractured skull among his injuries.

    A police affidavit says Jackson told officers he dropped the child.  He was caring for the baby at an apartment outside the Army post while the child's mother was running errands.