Man arrested for death of girlfriend’s 7-month-old son

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday for the death of a 7-month-old baby.

Westlee Waylon Yates is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

The child’s mother called 9-1-1 Friday, saying her son was unresponsive. He was taken to Camden General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Yates, the mother’s boyfriend, was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Humphreys County.

He is being held without bond in Benton County.


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