Man charged with murder after 4-month-old dies in Currituck County

Thomas Imschweiler

CURRITUCK Co., N.C. – A Pennsylvania man has been charged with murder after a 4-month-old child died on July 22.

Officials said on July 17 the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 700 bock of Lakeview Court in Corolla.

A 4-month-old male child was not breathing and he was taken to CHKD for medical care.

After an investigation into the child’s injuries a warrant for child abuse charges was issued for Thomas Imschweiler. He was located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, arrested and brought back to Currituck County. Officials said he was on vacation when the incident happened.

Officials said after learning of the child’s death investigators went before a grand jury and charges were upgraded to murder. They say he is

A judge set Imschweiler’s bond on the child abuse charge to $700,000. No bond has been set for the murder charge.

Imschweiler was indicted by a grand jury on September 19 and is due back in Currituck County Superior Court on October 22.