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Bluefield man charged in infant’s death

By The Associated Press

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Police have arrested a Bluefield man in the death of his 7-week old child.

Bluefield police Detective K.L. Adams says Cassidy Byrd, 23, was arrested late Tuesday night at his mother’s residence. Byrd tried to escape from a bedroom window before being taken into custody.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Byrd is charged with the death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian by abuse. Adams says an autopsy showed the baby died of head injuries.

Byrd was being held on $100,000 bond in the Southern Regional Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether Byrd has an attorney.

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