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Father charged in death of baby

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Dustin Lee Watson (Source: Searcy Police Dept.) Dustin Lee Watson (Source: Searcy Police Dept.)
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SEARCY, AR (KAIT) – A White County man is in jail accused of murder in the death of an infant.

According to the Searcy Police Department, Dustin Lee Watson, 19, of Searcy is being charged with first degree murder in the death of Za’Ymia Watson. Police stated the baby was about four to five months old. Watson is the father of the infant.

According to the police news release, officers were called to the White County Medical Center on June 19 for a report of child abuse. Officers were told by medical staff the baby was brought to the emergency room with head trauma.

The infant later died from the injury.

After an investigation, police said it was determined that Dustin Watson injured the infant.

Bond for Watson was set at $500,000 and he is currently in the White County Detention Center.

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