Battle Creek man charged with murder of girlfriend's child

7:15 AM, Aug 2, 2013   |    comments
Depaul Martell Brown, charged with murder of a toddler
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Battle Creek man is in jail on open murder charges for the death of his girlfriend's 17 month old daughter.

Police were first called to a home in the 900 block of North Avenue in Battle Creek on Thursday afternoon on reports of an unresponsive child.

Officers said they determined the mother's boyfriend, Depaul Martell Brown, caused traumatic injuries to the child that resulted in her death.

Brown has previous convictions on his record for assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting police.

Brown could appear in court as soon as Friday, August 2nd.

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