Man Charged in Child's Death in Loudon, NH

A New Hampshire man has been arrested in connection to the death of a young child.

Police responded to School Street in Loudon around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday to find 23-month-old Colton Emery, who was later pronounced dead, according to Attorney General Gordon MacDonald.

Douglas Barton, 39, of Loudon, was arrested Friday morning, MacDonald said. He is charged with second-degree murder.

Barton allegedly physically assaulted the boy multiple times.

Emery is presumed to have died Tuesday.

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