A man in Ohio County has been charged with the murder of a four-year-old child.
25-year-old Nathaniel Tucker, of Hartford was arrested Monday afternoon after police say he severely beat three young children.
It happened on Saturday, police say Tucker was watching 23-year-old Samantha Oakley's three, four and five-year-old children at their home in Hartford.
The three and five-year-old suffered injuries ranging from bruises to a spinal fracture of the tibia.
The four-year-old was transported to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio.
Monday, the child was removed from life support and died at about 9 that night.
Police say Oakley may have known of the abuse and failed to properly report it.
She is being charged with criminal abuse.
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