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Child dies from extensive brain injury, mother's boyfriend charged with murder: report

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Jan. 27 2022, Published 1:28 p.m. ET

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A 1-year-old child died from an extensive brain injury in Arizona and now a grand jury has indicted the mother’s boyfriend on murder charges.

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On Jan. 7, deputies were called to a residence in Fort Mohave, Arizona, for a 1-year-old child who was not breathing, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said.

At the scene, officers said they found the child’s mother’s boyfriend, Nikko Demitri McLachlan, and a neighbor administering CPR to the child. Officials said the neighbor went to the home after hearing screaming.

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Police assisted with CPR and then the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department arrived and took the child to the Valley View Medical Center. The child was later flown to the UMC Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, according to authorities.

During the investigation, detectives went to the Las Vegas hospital and on Jan. 10, the child died.

An autopsy revealed the child died due to an extensive brain injury, which was non-accidental, officials said.

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On Jan. 13, McLachlan was arrested for homicide in connection to the child’s death, police said. He was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

On Jan. 20, the Mohave County Grand Jury indicted McLachlan for first-degree murder per domestic violence, second-degree murder per domestic violence and child abuse per domestic violence.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing.

year old child dies from extensive brain injury mothers boyfriend arrested
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Unsplash
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