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AG: Manchester Man Charged in 2-Year-Old's Death


  New Hampshire authorities announced an arrest Wednesday night in the homicide death of a 2-year-old Manchester boy.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard said that Mark Heath of Manchester was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of Jacob Pelletier.

Heath, 32, with a given address of 51 Howe St., second floor, allegedly caused the boy's death "by inflicting blunt force trauma to his abdomen," according to the charges cited by the AG.

Authorities say Heath is scheduled to be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Police said they responded to a home Monday for a report of an unconscious young boy and that the child was pronounced dead later that day at the hospital.