Greenville man charged in baby's death

By The Associated Press

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with Tuesday night’s death of a 22-month-old baby in Greenville.

Police said they arrested Kelvin Hope on Saturday and accused him of the death of JaGarre Gordon. The Washington County Coroner said the child died late Tuesday at Delta Regional Medical Center.

Coroner Methel Johnson told the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/oW1Flq) that an autopsy showed the baby died of blunt trauma to the chest — and also found lacerations and healing rib fractures.

Police Chief Freddie Cannon said he couldn’t comment further on the investigation.

Hope is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. It couldn’t be determined if he had an attorney.