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Mother's boyfriend charged in death of Tennessee infant

August 26th, 2014 12:24 pm by Associated Press

Mother's boyfriend charged in death of Tennessee infant

HOLLADAY — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Benton County man with murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of his girlfriend's baby.

Police arrested 25-year-old Westlee Waylon Yates on Monday in the death of 7-month-old Joseph Hilliard.

The boy's mother called authorities on Friday after finding her son unresponsive at their home in Holladay. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Yates was taken to the Benton County jail where he is being held without bond. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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