Three-Year-Old Passes Away from Injuries

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A Northumberland County three-year-old who police say was severely beaten by her mother’s boyfriend has died.

Eyewitness News has learned Arabella Parker died Friday afternoon. She was hospitalized in critical condition since last month. Police say 19-year-old Jahrid Burgess severely beat the child, who suffered a brain injury requiring part of her brain to be removed as well as broken ribs and other injuries.

Burgess, whose most serious charge against him is currently aggravated assault, is expected to be charged with homicide.

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