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Temple man arrested in connection with infant's death

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Posted at 10:50 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 02:14:02-04

A Temple man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of a 9-month-old baby boy.

32-year-old John David Clark is charged with injury to a child--with serious bodily injury. Officials said he was arrested in Waco and then transported to the Bell County Jail.

Clark told police he picked up his girlfriend's son, 9-month-old Weston Lyle Marthers, from the babysitter on Nov. 30, 2015. Clark said the baby was acting strange and not very responsive.

Police say he took the child home to try to bathe and feed him. 

When nothing helped, he took the baby to the hospital where the child later died.

Clark is in the Bell County Jail. A $650,000 bond has been recommended for Clark.

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