OGDEN, UT – An Ogden man accused of killing his 10-month-old son briefly appeared in court via a video call.
Alex Hidalgo, 37, remained at the Weber County Jail as the charges filed against him were read by Judge Mark DeCaria on the video call.
Hidalgo was dressed in orange jail garb as DeCaria told him the maximum penalties if he is convicted of first-degree felony aggravated murder: the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Hidalgo is also charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony; and abuse or desecration of a dead human body, a third-degree felony.
He was arrested in connection with the death of this son, Alex Hidalgo Jr. The child’s body was found Friday, July 20, in a trash can located inside an Ogden apartment complex at 24th Street and Madison Avenue.
The Utah Office of the Medical Examiner determined during the autopsy that the child had “three penetrating stab wounds to the neck, one of which severed the carotid artery and the jugular vein” and impacted the spine, according to a probable cause statement.
Hidalgo’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 2 in front of Judge Michael DiReda in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.