Murder Charges Filed in Infants Death

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OTTAWA- A LaSalle man is facing three murder charges after allegedly suffocating his infant son with a pillow on Sunday.   LaSalle Police say 23 year-old Kenneth N. Herbst has first degree murder charges stemming from an incident in the 900 block of Grant Street in LaSalle.   Court documents allege that Herbst caused the death of the child, identified as his son only with the initials T.N.W.   According to the State’s  Attorney Office, an autopsy was performed and an investigation began with LaSalle Police, the Department of Children and Family Services, and the LaSalle County Coroners Office.