EUREKA, Kan. — Authorities have charged a Greenwood County man with first-degree murder and child abuse after his 6-month-old son died in a Wichita hospital.

The Emporia Gazette reported that 22-year-old Benny Clark of Reece was charged Thursday in the death of his son Cooper Clark. He is being held on a $1 million bond.

The Greenwood County court clerk’s office says Clark does not yet have a defense attorney representing him.

The newspaper reported that deputies responded to the Greenwood County Hospital emergency room on Tuesday for a report of a possible child abuse. The boy was later taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Deputies learned the next day that he had died.

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