The Ford County Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Dodge City man accused of killing his infant son in July.

    Francisco Pablo-Bicente was charged earlier this month with first-degree murder, child abuse and identity fraud, according to Ford County District Court records. His contested preliminary hearing, which will determine whether he is bound over for trial on the new charges, has not been scheduled yet.


    The Ford County Attorney's Office has filed new charges against a Dodge City man accused of killing his infant son in July.
    Francisco Pablo-Bicente was charged earlier this month with first-degree murder, child abuse and identity fraud, according to Ford County District Court records. His contested preliminary hearing, which will determine whether he is bound over for trial on the new charges, has not been scheduled yet.
    Earlier this year, Pablo-Bicente was charged with unintentional second-degree murder in the July 2 death of his son, Juan C. Pablo-Tino. He was also charged in an unrelated case with a single count of identity fraud.
    The second-degree murder charge was dismissed for lack of evidence after a contested preliminary hearing on Oct. 17, but the state was allowed to refile the case at a later date.
    Pablo-Bicente pleaded not guilty to the identity fraud charge, which alleged that he used another man's identity to get a job, at his Nov. 12 arraignment hearing. That case will likely be dismissed at some point due to the new charges.
    Assistant Ford County Attorney David Belling declined to comment on the case Monday afternoon.
    Pablo-Bicente's attorney, Larry Daniels, was not immediately available for comment.

    Reach Eric Swanson at (620) 408-9917 or e-mail hiim at eric.swanson@dodgeglobe.com.