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    NC - Ashton Pope, 5 mos, beaten to death, dad charged, 28 Feb 2012

    http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-fivemo...,5495947.story

    "He was always smiling,"
    said the boy's mother, Paris Pope.

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    Pope was away for the weekend, so Ashton was staying at his father's home on North McGlohon Street, along with his father's girlfriend.

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    Police believe the little boy's death was no accident.
    According to police, he died from blunt force trauma.

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    As of 11 a.m. March 2, no charges have been filed.

    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/north_c...te-babys-death

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    From the comments under the 2nd article, I won't be suprised if the girlfriend is arrested.

    A couple of posters claim to know her and are suspicious.

    Rest in peace baby Ashton.
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
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    0 comments - I wonder if they were removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie View Post
    0 comments - I wonder if they were removed?
    I just checked and they are still there.

    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/north_c...te-babys-death

    see if this link takes you there, scroll down, there should be 19 comments
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    I looked into them a bit last night... and I wouldn't be surprised either.

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    NC-Father surrenders in march 2012 death of his child

    http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/crime/f...death-of-child

    21-year-old Joshua D'Aundrey Powell

    the child's mother, had left the child in the care of Powell at his home on North McGlohon Street while she was away for a weekend in March 2012. Police responded to the home the following Tuesday to reports of an unresponsive child. The child, Ashton, was taken to a hospital but passed away shortly after.

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    This is local for me. I remember seeing video of the baby's mother. It was absolutely heartbreaking. I wonder how much the girlfriend played in the the abuse and murder of this child?

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    http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Ahoskie-169546356.html

    AHOSKIE, N.C.-- Police have arrested a man charging him with murder of an infant who was found dead in March.
    Around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Joshua D’Aundrey Powell, 21 yoa, of the 500 block McGlohon Street in Ahoskie, turned himself into the Ahoskie Police Department.
    Indictments were served on Powell for First Degree Murder and two counts of Felony Child Abuse.
    Still looking for trial and/or sentencing information.
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
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