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5-Month-Old Baby Dead From Abuse, Dad Arrested On Murder Charge, Cops Say

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Source: Kinston police; MEGA

Apr. 15 2022, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of abuse that led to his baby’s death, but few details have been released in the case.

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Around 11:30 a.m. on April 12, police in Kinston, North Carolina, responded to a hospital for a report of abuse. The victim was a 5-month-old baby.

According to Kinston police, the infant suffered multiple injuries to his body, but authorities did not provide further details. Investigators have also not said how the abuse occurred.

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Investigators identified the child’s father, Ricardo Kadin Battle, as a suspect and he was arrested the next day on a charge of felony child abuse.

On April 14, the 5-month-old child died. The charges were then increased to second-degree murder.

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Battle is now being held in jail without bond. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Kinston police at (252) 939-4020.

kinston police
Source: Kinston police; MEGA
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