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Somersworth Man Charged In Death Of 2-Year-Old Boy

A Somersworth man is scheduled to be arraigned this morning, charged with causing the death of a 2-year-old.

Police have charged 30-year-old Jared Pope with manslaughter.

Somersworth police responded to a 911 call at a High Street apartment Friday evening and found 2-year-old Noah York in distress.

He was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, where he was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy completed Saturday determined the cause of death was smothering and the manner of death was homicide.

Pope was arrested and charged with causing the child’s death.

He will be arraigned in Dover district court on Monday.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.

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