The Dodge City Globe reports that Brock W. Cunningham was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and one count of felony child abuse in the death of 3-year-old Natalie Pickle. The child was severely injured in Dodge City on Nov. 19, 2008, and died the next day at a Wichita hospital.
The child was in Cunningham's care while her mother was at work. The case has remained open since authorities ruled the child's death a homicide in December 2008.
Ford County Attorney Natalie Randall says Cunningham was released on $75,000 bond Thursday.
Cunningham's lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.
Information from: The Dodge City (Kan.) Globe, http://www.dodgeglobe.com
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