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Man booked into jail on charge of murder in death of Tacoma child, age 2

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on March 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm |
March 30, 2013 6:41 pm

A 2-year-old child was killed Saturday morning in Tacoma, and a man has been booked into the Pierce County jail on suspicion of murder.

The News Tribune is not naming the man because he has not yet been formally charged.

Tacoma police did not release much information beyond the fact of the death, including the gender of the child, the location of the death or the relationship of the suspect to the victim. Tacoma police responded to the scene around 7:30 or 8 a.m., said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool. There was “a pattern of abuse,” she said.

Asked why no more details of the crime were available, Cool said the investigation is ongoing.

“They’ll charge him on Monday,” she said. “Once they do that (the information) will come from the prosecutor’s office.”

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