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Man indicted in death of New Hampshire toddler

December 26, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man was indicted in the death of a toddler earlier this year, the attorney general’s office said Thursday.

Douglas Barton, 39, of Loudon, was indicted on second-degree murder and reckless second-degree murder in the death of Colton Emery on Sept. 24.

Police say Barton assaulted the 23-month-old multiple times. He was arrested in September in Manchester and continues to be held without bail. Barton has a criminal history dating back decades, including charges involving burglary and drugs.

Barton’s attorney could not be reached for comment and a number could not be found for him.