the republic logo

Tennessee man charged with beating child to death found dead in jail cell

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — A 23-year-old man charged beating a 3-year-old to death has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

WRCB-TV in Chattanooga (http://bit.ly/1wAtXFY ) reported that officers found Justin Dale Bradley unresponsive in his cell on Saturday. Hamilton County Jail spokeswoman Janice Atkinson says the inmate was taken to a hospital in Erlanger, where he was pronounced dead.

Bradley was charged with criminal homicide after he phoned deputies saying that Dakota James Arndt, had drowned.

Medical staff found bruising to the forehead, chest, back, buttocks and groin area of the child. An examination showed that Dakota had a dislocated shoulder, bi-lateral retinal hemorrhaging and severe brain swelling.

Jail officials placed Bradley on suicide watch after the child's death in August. His next court date was Sept. 30.


Information from: WRCB-TV, http://www.wrcbtv.com/

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.