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Arkansas authorities say they have charged a man with first-degree domestic battery after his 2-year-old son died in an emergency room on Saturday.

Terrell Powell, 32, said his son “appeared lethargic” and “wasn’t breathing normally” the morning of his death, according to a statement from the Fort Smith Police Department.

The man told officers he did not call an ambulance until his wife returned from working a night shift around 6 a.m., the department said.

When the family arrived at the hospital, medical workers called police to report the 2-year-old had “suspicious injuries” and was bleeding from his brain, the statement said.

The boy died later that day.

After an interview with officers, Powell was charged with first-degree domestic battery, police said.

As of Saturday afternoon, he was being held at Sebastian County jail without bail.

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  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    September 23, 2017 at 9:06 p.m.

    so heartbreaking. I know I shouldn't be vengeful, but i do hope that when he goes to prison the other prisoners are informed that he beat his 2 year old to death.

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