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Adoptive father arrested after death of 23 month old child

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Mobile police have arrested the adoptive father of a 23 month old child in connection with the his death.

The child's death has been ruled a homicide after autopsy results revealed that the baby died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

John Henderson was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon and charged with murder. 

The parents brought the baby to the Providence Hospital Tuesday afternoon claiming that the baby had fallen from a high chair.  According to Mobile police, the child's injuries were not consistent with what Henderson said.

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