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Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in death of baby

Dustin Lee Watson (Source: Searcy Police Dept.) Dustin Lee Watson (Source: Searcy Police Dept.)
SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - A White County man plead guilty to charges related to the death of his baby, according to White County Circuit Court.

Dustin Lee Watson, 19, of Searcy plead guilty and was sentenced to 40 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. According to the court, Watson plead guilty in late September.

According to the Searcy Police Department, Watson was charged with first degree murder in the death of his child, Za'Ymia Watson. Police stated the baby was about four to five months old.

Police said they 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.
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