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Tennessee baby sitter charged in death of 2-year-old boy

May 15, 2018

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of a toddler she was babysitting.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 25-year-old Kayla Nicole Pauze of Sumner County was arrested Tuesday.

The release said an investigation indicated Pauze injured 2-year-old Aiden Hale of Gallatin on March 26, resulting in his hospitalization. The TBI said his condition worsened, and he died of his injuries on March 29.

Pauze was indicted on charges of aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder on May 8.

She is being held in the Sumner County jail without bond. Online jail records didn’t list an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

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