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Capital Murder Trial Set To Begin For Dothan Dad

A Dothan man charged with capital murder in the death of his infant son goes on trial next week.

Tony Dent, 42, was declared competent to stand trial after a pre-trial hearing in August.

Investigators say Dent took five-month-old Christopher to a hospital in April of 2006, claiming the child had breathing problems.

The boy actually had suffered a brain injury and was taken to a Birmingham hospital, where he later died.

Authorities say Dent allegedly caused the injury by throwing his son against a couch.

If convicted Dent could face the death penalty.


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