Oceanside Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Oceanside Police Department.
Oceanside Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Oceanside Police Department.

A 7-month-old boy died of suspicious injuries at a Camp Pendleton hospital Friday, after which his father was arrested on a murder charge.

Medical staffers at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton notified Oceanside police about the case shortly before 5:30 a.m., Oceanside Police Department Lt. Sean Marchand said.

Due to the severity of the child’s condition, he was transferred to another trauma center, where he was pronounced dead later in the morning.

The exact cause of the infant’s death was under investigation.

During an interview with detectives, the child’s father, Stanford Morocho, 22, allegedly made incriminating statements, Marchand said.

Morocho was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of murder. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

— City News Servie