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Dad convicted of aggravated manslaughter in infant's death

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A man from New Jersey accused of causing his infant son's death during a troublesome morning feeding session six years ago has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.

Michael Marrara faces more than 30 years in prison when he's sentenced June 15.

Marrara was also convicted Monday of aggravated assault, child endangerment and hindering apprehension charges.

According to Bergen County prosecutors, Marrara grew frustrated with the child and throttled him back in March 2012, causing brain hemorrhages.

Prosecutors say an autopsy also revealed the child had suffered three broken ribs in the weeks before his death.

Defense lawyers contended the child was a sickly infant who died of a rare bleeding disorder that was brought on by a virus and left the hemorrhages.

Marrara's lawyers say they will appeal the verdict.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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