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Police Charged Boyfriend in Infants Death

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Columbia, TN--An eight month old infant died of child abuse in Columbia TN.  Detectives determined that the boyfriend caused the injuries to the infant Sandra Cates.  Michael Bonee, 25, was arrested by the Columbia Police department and charged with First Degree Murder in the Cates' death.  Police say they were called to investigate when Cates  was found unresponsive in the 200 block of Theta Park.  Cates was rushed to Maury Regional Medical Center where they tried to perform life saving measures.  Then the child was flown to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where it was determined that the she suffered a severe head injury.  Unfortunately, Vanderbilt Hospital contacted the detectives and notified them that Cates passed away.

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