Council Bluffs Man Arrested In Death Of Two Year Old

A Council Bluffs man has been arrested in the death of a two year old boy. Around 11:20 Friday morning officers were called to Casey's on 23rd Ave to assist paramedics for an unresponsive toddler. Officers arrived and spoke Larry Murphy and his sister. 

Murphy told officers he and the child's mother had been staying at the American Inn in Council Bluffs. Murphy said that he found the child unresponsive and called his sister. She then came from Bellevue and started to take the Oakland Oburu to the hospital. 

When they reached Casey’s they decided to call 911. The child was treated at the scene and then transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

During their investigation detectives learned that in an attempt to calm the child down, Murphy sat on the boy, who was laying on the bed, for 20 to 30 seconds and then left the room. 

Upon returning, Murphy found the child unresponsive and then called his sister. Detectives believe that Murphy’s actions caused the death of the boy. Murphy was booked for First Degree Murder and Child Endangerment Causing Death.


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