Father charged in death of 1-year-old in Phenix City

Published: Feb. 22, 2018 at 11:39 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2018 at 1:38 PM EST
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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A man has been charged in the death of his one-year-old child in Phenix City.

Police were called to a home on Sommerset Drive Wednesday, Feb. 21 regarding the death of a small child.

The child's father, 26-year-old Sha'Quel Brooks, is being held in the Russell County Jail for murder after being questioned by police.

According to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science ( ADFS), an autopsy revealed the child's death was due to blunt force.

The case is still under investigation by Phenix City Police and the Russell County Department of Human Resources. Additional charges are possible.

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