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Father facing child abuse, murder charges sent for testing

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(10/18/11) - A teenage father, charged with child abuse and murder in the death of his 6-month-old son, will undergo forensic testing to determine if he's competent to stand trial.

Lensley Martin Jr., of Mt. Morris Township, was in court briefly Tuesday morning.

The 18-year-old's infant son, Lensley Martin III, died Sept. 29.

We now know, according to Martin Jr's attorney Frank Manley, investigators believe the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Manley says his client suffers from serious psychological "issues" including depression.

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