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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A 3-month-old infant was found dead in Oklahoma City.

The baby's body was discovered last night inside a metro apartment. The child's father is now behind bars and it's not the first time.

The suspect was still on probation after being convicted of abusing a different baby girl in Del City.

While Brandon Ross sits in jail, his 3-month-old son is dead.

Police were called to the apartment complex on S.E. 15th St. after Ross and two other children allegedly left the 3-month-old alone.

"He took everyone out of the house except the baby for 20 or 30 minutes, and then he returned to find the child unresponsive," said Oklahoma City Police MSgt. Gary Knight.

Police say Ross claimed it appeared someone had broken into the family's home.

"He said when he returned, the door was open and the home had been ransacked," said Knight.

Whether that story is true remains unclear.

We do know in 2009 Ross was charged and later convicted of abusing a different 2-month-old child in Del City.

According to court records, that child suffering from "abusive head trauma" and had "bleeding of the brain and detached retinas" after Ross "lost his temper and became frustrated with the victim's crying and violently shook the victim."

Department of Corrections records show Ross got sentenced to four years in prison but got released early in 2013.

As for what happened this week, police are still trying to determine how this latest victim died.

"The medical examiner will determine if this is a homicide or if there was a medical event that happened to the child," said Knight.

The suspect remains behind bars on a charge of child neglect that could be upgraded to murder if it's determined he is responsible for the child's death.

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