Man charged in death of 6-week-old daughter in Tulsa

Ponca City Now - May 5, 2016 9:07 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A man has been charged with child-abuse murder in connection to the January death of his 6-week-old daughter in Tulsa.

Twenty-two-year-old Tavarreon Dickerson was arrested Monday in Arlington, Texas. Cpl. Greg Smith of the Tulsa Police Department said that Dickerson told police that his daughter, Raylie Dickerson, was fussy and he took her to the living room to sleep. Police say the child was later found limp and was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Smith said that police were initially told that the child might have suffocated while sleeping. A state medical examiner’s report says Raylie died from multiple blunt impact injuries.

Dickerson is a former running back for the University of Tulsa. He is being extradited from Texas.

 

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