Man tells brother he kidnapped, killed infant

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A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's 7-month-old son told his brother he killed the crying child by shaking him and then buried him in an undisclosed location, according to a search warrant affidavit released Thursday.

Ummad Rushdi, 30, told Jawwad Rushdi, 32, on Monday that Hamza Ali's killing occurred in a suburban Philadelphia home a day earlier, the warrant said.

Ummad Rushdi told Jawwad Rushdi that he shook the crying baby and that the infant then became unconscious, according to the affidavit.

Police said Ummad Rushdi is the boyfriend of Hamza's 20-year-old mother, Zainab Gaal. The couple had been together about three weeks, police have said.

Ummad Rushdi was arrested Wednesday morning and jailed on $750,000 bail after being arraigned in Upper Darby on charges of kidnapping, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, child custody interference and endangering a child's welfare.

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