Calumet City man charged in scalding death of 1-year-old stepson

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Gregory D. Miles, of Calumet City, was charged with murder in the March 16, 2016, death of his stepson, Noah Rudder, which was ruled a homicide. (Cook County Sheriff's photo)

CALUMET CITY, Ill.  — A Calumet City man has been charged with murder after his 1-year-old stepson died from burns allegedly caused by scalding hot bathwater.

30-year-old Gregory Miles was charged with first-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and endangering the life of a child.

His bail has been at $1 million.

Police responded about 12:30 a.m. Thursday to a report of an unresponsive infant. Officers found 1-year-old Noah Rudder lying on the living room floor and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

The Lake County coroner’s office declared the boy dead at a Hammond, Indiana hospital at 1:55 a.m. He suffered burns to his body but no cause of death was given pending further review. DiFiori says the boy was allegedly burned by scalding water.

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