Man Accused Of Killing 5-Year-Old

1 decade 1 year 3 weeks ago Friday, September 21 2007 Sep 21, 2007 Friday, September 21, 2007 4:22:35 AM CDT September 21, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 30-year-old Shannon County man is accused of killing his girlfriend's 5-year-old son. Richard Holland of Eminence is charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Jeremiah Hughes. The boy died yesterday at a hospital in Springfield. He had been there for a week after Shannon County emergency workers found him unconscious with severe injuries. Holland told investigators he was caring for the boy when he fell on the floor and hit his head. He also said the boy later tripped and hit his head on a door. A doctor said the boy's injuries indicated he had been shaken and thrown violently.

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