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Father charged in death of 7-month old baby in Marshall

Father charged in death of 7-month old baby in Marshall
Harrison County Jail
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:23pm

A 30-year-old Marshall man has been charged with capital murder in connection with the death of his 7-month-old child.

Jayson Jones was arrested July 9 in Ouachita Parish, La., and was taken Friday to the Harrison County Jail, according to a release from the Marshall Police Department.

Police said the 7-month-old was taken unresponsive to the emergency room at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall more than a year ago on July 14. Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate the child. Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Westy Meisenheimer pronounced the infant dead and ordered an autopsy. The infant’s death was ruled a homicide.

A Harrison County grand jury on June 27 issued a sealed indictment for Jones on a capital murder charge.

Jones was taken into custody July 9 in Louisiana. Jones refused extradition but was taken July 26 to Marshall after a governor’s warrant was issued.

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