Man charged in death of 2-year-old boy

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says a 24-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of 2-year-old Landon Tanner.

Sollie announced the arrest of Justin Archie Clearman at a news conference Tuesday.

The child died last week at a Jackson hospital.

Sollie said the boy died of complications from blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Meridian Star newspaper.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Clearman had hired a lawyer. .

The Associated Press