Birmingham man charged with murder in death of 2-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Authorities say a 20-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested and charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy.

D’Juan Steen was taken into custody Friday on a capital murder warrant, according to Birmingham police. He’s charged in the death of Mason Jeremiah Hayes.

Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards says Hayes died at Children’s of Alabama Tuesday evening. Edwards says the injuries to Hayes were not consistent with the story Steen told authorities.

Officers were called to Children’s of Alabama Tuesday afternoon to investigate an injured child at the hospital. Edwards says Hayes’ mother’s boyfriend told officers he fell off the bed and hit his head.

He was taken to Princeton Hospital and transported to Children’s of Alabama, where he died around 8 p.m. during surgery.

Steen is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News


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