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South MS man charged in toddler's death

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James Dusty Lowery    Source: Walthall Co. Sheriff's Dept. James Dusty Lowery Source: Walthall Co. Sheriff's Dept.
WALTHALL COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Walthall County man faces felony child abuse charges in the weekend death of a 16-month girl. 

Sheriff Duane Dillon says 26-year old James Dusty Lowery was arrested after the toddler died at University Medical Center in Jackson Sunday. 

The child was first taken to Walthall County Hospital early on the morning of July 30 with head injuries. 

Doctors there notified authorities that the little girl suffered head trauma. 

Lowery was the boyfriend of the toddler's mother. 

Sheriff Dillon says charges against Lowery could be upgraded depending on further medical information.

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