Spokane man charged with murder of 10-month-old

baby Caiden 10-month-old murdered

(CLICK HERE for more photos of Caiden as well as Joshua Mobley)

A Spokane infant is dead after being beaten by a man who police say was babysitting, according to Spokane Police.

Joshua Mobley, 28, was booked into the Spokane County Jail Monday morning for second-degree murder in the infant's death. Family told KHQ the child's name was Caiden and he was 10-months-old.

Family also told KHQ the mother was in the hospital on Sunday and left Caiden with Joshua Mobley and his wife. The mother worked with Mobley's wife for years and the Mobleys began looking after Caiden earlier this month. 

Sunday night, the mother said Joshua and his wife dropped off Caiden at her house. She says she was told by the Mobleys that Caiden was sleeping. The mother told KHQ Caiden usually wakes up at around midnight and 2:30 a.m., but didn't early Monday morning. The mother went to check on him and said he felt cold so she called 911. She told KHQ she began CPR, but Caiden was pronounced dead. 

The mother said she found bruises on Caiden's abdomen. 

Family says there is an account for Baby Caiden set up at Wells Fargo if you'd like to help them with burial costs. 

Mobley made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. His bond was set at $500,000. 

This is a developing story.

(story: KHQ.com; photos: Caiden's family, Joshua Mobley's family)

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