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Vidalia Man Arrested in Baby's Death
Thursday, 30 April 2009

April 30th--  A 31-year-old Vidalia man is being charged in the death of an infant.

ImageVidalia Police Sergeant Tony Phillips says Sean Davis of 214 Schumpert Street is being charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree.

"On Tuesday morning around eight a.m., 911 dispatched paramedics to Apartment 10, Raymonia Apartments concerning a child who was unresponsivle and not breathing.  EMS transported it to Meadows Regional Medical Center and it was later transferred to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.  On Wednesday, the staff at the hospital notified us that the baby had passed away," Phillips reported.

Sergeant Phillips says the 13-month old baby girl had bruises and contusions and that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

He says Davis is the boyfriend of the baby's mother, Morissha McLain, and that both she and he have been cooperative during the investigation.  Davis is being held in the Toombs County Detention Center in Lyons.

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