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Cops: Man Swings Child at Officers

March 31, 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ A man killed his 1 1/2-year-old son by slamming him to the pavement Friday, then swung the limp body at officers as they tried to arrest him, police said.

Eugene Hulum, 25, was taken to the state hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. No immediate charges were filed.

Witnesses told police that Hulum left his apartment with the child, Marquis, in his arms and smashed him to the ground in the parking lot, police spokesman Terry Hastings said.

With the body slung over his shoulder, he then walked out of the apartment complex and was confronted by three police officers. Hulum swung the child’s body at the officers, hitting one in the head with it, before being wrestled to the ground, police said.

Hulum left his 4-year-old daughter behind in the apartment.

The children’s mother was at work.

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