Father Arrested After 5-Month-Old Found Dead

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has been charged with murder after police say his 5-month-old daughter suffered fatal head and neck injuries.

Kentucky State Police charged 23-year-old Billy Hollan Jr., of Beattyville, with murder in the death of the infant.

Lee County EMS went to Hollan's apartment on Thursday and found the child dead. An autopsy on Friday revealed the injuries, troopers said.

Hollan was being held in the three Forks Regional Jail on Saturday. Jail officials did not know if he had an attorney.

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