Somersworth Man Charged with Death of Two Year Child -Update

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn and Somersworth Police Chief Dean Crombie announce that an investigation is ongoing into a homicide that has occurred in Somersworth, New Hampshire.
At approximately 5:48 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, emergency personnel and the Somersworth police responded to a 911 call that was placed from apartment #2, 231 High Street in Somersworth. Once there, they discovered Noah York, a 2-year-old male child who was in distress. That child was transported to the Wentworth Douglas Hospital and later pronounced dead .Upon further investigation, it was determined that Jared Pope (age 30) of Somersworth, New Hampshire had caused the child’s death. He has been arrested and charged with Manslaughter. Mr. Pope is expected to be arraigned on the Manslaughter charge on Monday, June 17, 2013, in the 7th Circuit Court- District Division, in Dover, New Hampshire.
An autopsy was completed Saturday on the body of two-year-old Noah York and the Chief Medical Examiner Doctor Thomas A. Andrew determined  the cause of the child’s death was smothering. The manner of his death was homicide. The circumstances surrounding the homicide remain under investigation.

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