Authorities say Lucius Middlebrooks admitted shaking Cavelle Mena in 1996 when the child was about two months old. That caused a traumatic brain injury and severe medical complications.
Middlebrooks served prison time for the abuse and was later released.
When Mena died in November 2015, an autopsy determined that the brain injury he suffered had caused his death.
Middlebrooks was arrested Thursday on the homicide charge. It wasn’t known Friday if the Braddock man has retained an attorney.
Authorities haven’t said what caused the gap between Mena’s death and the filing of the homicide charge.