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Man Arrested for Killing 2-year-old boy

A Randall man is in prison after police say he killed his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

The Morrison County boy died from severe head trauma while in the care of 33-Year-old Robery Eugene O'Jala. O'Jala is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter and is being held on $1 million bail.

The boy died Wednesday from his injuries that police say occurred on Monday.

The criminal complaint says that the boy was sleeping when his mother left for work Monday. O'Jala later called her saying something was wrong.

O'Jala claimed that the boy had chocked while eating, but doctors say that the boy's injuries are more consistent with being picked up and smashed down on his head. He suffered massive brain damage.

According to the criminal complaint, O'Jala later admitted that he picked the boy up by his arms and threw him down.

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