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Uncle faces charges in death of Morristown baby

Staff Report • Mar 9, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that Morristown police are investigating the death of an 8-month-old girl who died Sunday at a Knoxville hospital. Det. Travis Stansell says authorities were alerted Friday evening that the infant had been brought to a hospital with severe injuries. The baby first was treated at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital and then was transferred to East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.Stansell said an investigation led early Saturday morning to charges filed against the girl's uncle, Luis Martinez Alvarez, age and address unavailable. Stansell said Alvarez initially was charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect.

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