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Eddie Salazar Sr. mug shot JCSO

A trial date has been set for a man from Carthage who allegedly killed his infant son then threw his body in the Spring River.

Prosecutors say Eddie A. Salazar Sr., 29, first told authorities that masked men broke into his home last February, beat him up and kidnapped his 8 month-old son, Eddie Salazar Jr. (b.), which triggered a two day statewide Amber Alert for the little boy.

After Salazar Sr. was charged with filing a false police report he allegedly told authorities he lied and told them where the would find his son.

The autopsy report says the baby died from blunt force trauma to the head. He had other broken bones in his body as well, according to the report.

A trial date has been set for almost one year to the day of little Eddie's disappearance. The trial is scheduled to begin on Febrary 7th with back-up dates of April 4th or May 16th.