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Man charged in murder of two-year old

April 15, 2018--8:19 a.m.


A 38-year old Rome man has been charged with the murder of a two-year-old child.

According to Floyd County Police, officers responded to a call regarding an unresponsive child on Friday.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the two-year-old and a five-year-old were left in the care of Hassan Rashad of a Dodd Boulevard address.

The two-year-old child had been severely injured and suffered multiple internal injuries and died as a result of those injuries.

The act was committed in the presence of the five-year-old.

As a result of the investigation, Rashad was charged with felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and two counts of 1st-degree cruelty to children.