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Man Charged In Death Of Girlfriend's 3-Year-Old Son

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Donald Harris Donald Harris

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Nashville man has been charged with aggravated child abuse stemming from the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

30-year-old Donald Harris admitted to whipping the child multiple times with a belt and striking him with his hand.

Police said an ambulance was called to the mother's home on North 12th Street on April 26 after she reported the child had stopped breathing.

The child died shortly after he arrived at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The hospital staff reported finding multiple bruises on the child's abdomen, chest, back, leg, arms, face, and head. The affidavit said he had also sustained abrasions on his face, chest, and neck areas, as well as injuries on the inside of his upper and lower lips.

The warrant against Harris was taken out on May 7. Police had not been able to locate him until Wednesday.

The death investigation is ongoing. Harris' bond was set at $250,000

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