OAKLAND, Calif. — An Oakland man was charged Friday with felony child abuse for the suffocation death of his 4-month-old son, according to Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman Teresa Drenick. William Thunderhawk, 26, initially was charged with child abuse last week after his infant son, Wambli Thunderhawk, was hospitalized with suspicious injuries in late November. Wambli died from his injuries on Sunday. Oakland police had sought Wednesday to have the charges upgraded to murder because an autopsy determined that he had injuries consistent with suffocation and also revealed that he had three fractured ribs, police spokeswoman Holly Joshi said.
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