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Newaygo man charged with death of infant after police pursuit

10:39 PM, Aug 7, 2006   |    comments
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Newaygo - A Newaygo County father is charged with the death of his infant son. The death happened last night in Newaygo County. Late Monday afternoon, John Murphy, 25, appeared in Newaygo County District Court, clad in jail clothes and manacled at the hands and feet. State police say he took off after they stopped him for a traffic violation. His 10 month old infant, Jaden, was in the car. Police discontinued their pursuit and followed Murphy at a distance. Authorities say Murphy's car crashed, he then ran into the woods with his child. One hour later, police found him at his home where the child was not breathing Murphy's bail was set at $100,000. He told the judge he was unemployed.

John Bumgardner

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