Murder charge levied against Paris man

Paris – A Paris man is charged with murder in connection to the death of his 18-month-old child.

The Lamar County Grand Jury handed down the indictment against Darrell Wayne Hood Jr. last week.

Hood had reportedly brought his child to the Paris Regional Medical Center ER last month where the baby died.

Hospital staff noticed injuries they say were not consistent with being dropped and notified police.

Authorities say the baby was reportedly punched in the chest several times.