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Maury County man's charges upgraded to murder after injured infant dies


COLUMBIA, Tennessee — A Maury County man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend's 8-month-old daughter.

Columbia Police say the charges against 25-year-old Michael Bonee were upgraded to murder after the infant, Sandra Cates, died of injuries.

WTVF-TV in Nashville reports ( ) Bonee was first arrested earlier this week at the home where he was living and charged with aggravated child abuse. Police were told there was an unconscious infant at the home.

The child was rushed to a local hospital and later transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she was treated for a severe head injury. The infant died on Thursday.

Bonee is currently being held in the Maury County Jail without bond.

Information from: WTVF-TV,

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