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Court hearing postponed for Lynn man accused of beating baby

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Thursday’s scheduled court hearing for Anthony Gideika, the Lynn man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s baby boy, was postponed until Aug. 12.

Gideika, 33, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Chase Gideika, who died July 8 of massive head injuries. Gideika is being held on $100,000 bail.

The medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy of the infant, who sustained a skull fracture and internal bleeding. Prosecutors have said they could upgrade the charges against Gideika to murder once the office establishes a formal cause of death.

Gideika’s lawyer could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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