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Man charged in death of 3-year-old girl

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Ciriyah West, 3, was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where she died a week later with "multiple blunt trauma injuries." Ciriyah West, 3, was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where she died a week later with "multiple blunt trauma injuries."
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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A man is under arrest in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl.

Tony McKinney, 27, told police he spanked his girlfriend's daughter, Ciriyah West, for five or six minutes on May 29, 2013. McKinney was home alone with Ciriyah while his girlfriend was at work. When he picked his girlfriend up from work, Ciriyah was unresponsive.

The baby was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where she died a week later with "multiple blunt trauma injuries."

McKinney faces charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse in the death of Ciriyah.

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