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Aug 19, 2014 6:18 PM by AP

Child's father arrested, accused of beating son

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Detectives have arrested a Baton Rouge man after they accused him of beating his 5-year-old son so badly the child was put in the hospital in critical condition.

WBRZ-TV reports 36-year-old Vernell Day was booked Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Investigators say Day's son was taken to the hospital, where he was found to have contusions on his forehead and multiple brain bleeds, as well as old bruises that were in various stages of healing and signs of malnourishment.

Detectives said Day refused to make any statements to investigators. It was unclear if he has an attorney.


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