Teenage father faces murder charge for infant's death
A 19-year-old is being accused of causing the death of his child.
Dustin Lee Watson, of Searcy, was taken to White County Detention Center Monday.
Za'Ymia Watson, who was only 4 or 5 months old, was brought to the White County Medical Center on June 19, with severe head trauma. The infant was transferred to Arkansas Children's Hospital and later died.
Searcy police said last week they were waiting on autopsy results to determine if the death was accidental or intentional before they decided to make an arrest. They said Monday their investigation led them to determine Watson caused the injury.
Watson is charged with 1st Degree Murder, and will have a bond of $500,000.