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Nov 23, 2009 11:16 AM

Man arrested in death of his child

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) New Roads police have arrested the father of an 18-month-old boy after the toddler was found beaten to death at his grandmother's house last week.

New Roads Police Capt. Mark Munson told The Advocate of Baton Rouge that 28-year-old Aaron Bowman was booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Prison Friday on one count of first-degree murder.

Munsun said Bowman had temporary custody of Aaron Bowman Jr., the toddler, as well as his 2-year-old daughter.

Munson said an autopsy showed that one of the toddler's legs was broken and he had been hit with the palm of a fist on his head, his stomach and his back.

He said the toddler died from internal bleeding.

It wasn't immediately clear if Bowman has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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