On Nov. 25, deputies with the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the William Bee Ririe Hospital in regards to a young child with a head injury which was suspicious of child abuse. The child was later flown to Primary Children’s Hospital. During the investigation, it was discovered the victim, a three month old child, had received injuries to his legs, abdomen, rib cage, and brain. On Dec. 15, the child succumbed to his injuries and died. Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant for open murder and child abuse was issued for the father of the child, identified as 34 year old Michael James Curtis, of McGill. On Dec. 15, Curtis was taken into custody by Salt Lake City Police. Curtis is currently being held at the Salt Lake County Jail, without bail, awaiting extradition back to Nevada.
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