The charges were upgraded Friday against 19-year-old Frederico Bruno of Jersey City, following the baby’s death Tuesday.
A judge approved the increase Wednesday as Frederico Bruno, 19, was arraigned on attempted murder charges.
Frederico Bruno, 19, was charged Monday with 17 counts, including attempted murder and child abuse. He was found hiding in a refrigerator in a vacant apartment in Belleville after the violent incident Friday.
Frederico Bruno, 19, had been hiding in the apartment at 110 Rutgers Ave., waiting for the victims to come home, police said. Authorities said Friday night that he was arrested while trying to hide in Belleville, New Jersey.