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East Alabama headlines for Friday, July 9th

LANETT, AL (WTVM) – The investigation into the death of a six week old baby in Lanett continues. The baby was found Wednesday, July 8th at home in the 400 block of 57th Avenue. The infant boy was found unresponsive by officers and EMS.  Lanett Commander Stephen Doyal tells news leader 9, investigators are in Montgomery awaiting autopsy results.  Doyal anticipates preliminary findings sometime late Friday.  Investigators say there were no visible signs of injury to the baby and parents shared with investigators that the baby had a history of medical issues.

 OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Opelika police have arrested 31-year old Jonathan Miller and charged him with attempted murder and domestic violence. Police say Miller stabbed his soon to be ex-wife 17 times at their home off Old Columbus Road.  The incident happened over the holiday weekend. Police say Miller also turned the knife on himself.  The wife was treated and released from the hospital. Police say Miller remains at East Alabama Medical Center and is being guarded by officers until he can be transported to the Lee County Detention facility.

 OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Opelika police have arrested a 20-year old Opelika man for Sexual Abuse of a child less than 12 years of age. Dennis McCoy was arrested Thursday while incarcerated at the Lee County Detention facility. Investigators say the sex abuse charge stems from a reported rape that happened on June 11th in the 500 block of Ranitree Street.

 

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