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Soddy-Daisy man charged in death of 3-year-old boy who suffered skull injuries


SODDY-DAISY, Tennessee — A 23-year-old man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

Justin Dale Bradley was being held in the Hamilton County Jail after he was charged Saturday night.

The boy, Dakota Arndt, was rushed to Children's Hospital at Erlanger and placed in intensive care on Wednesday night after suffering multiple injuries to his skull. He died on Friday night.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports ( that Bradley was watching the child at a home in Soddy-Daisy because the child's mother was in jail for a DUI charge. After the incident, a relative found Bradley holding the boy, and Bradley told the relative that he had drowned in the bathtub.

Bradley also has a pending charge from Aug. 11 for allegedly assaulting the child's mother.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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