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Fayetteville man faces murder charge eight years after abuse

Posted August 7, 2012
Updated August 8, 2012

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— A Fayetteville man who abused his toddler in 2004 now faces first-degree murder charges in the boy's death.

After a 24-hour manhunt, Harold Farris was taken into custody Wednesday evening, police said.

Farris was convicted in 2006 of felony child abuse and child abuse inflicting serious injury. He served more than two years in prison, and his parole ended in September 2009, according to state Department of Correction records.

His son, Jeramiah, had been hospitalized since the abuse and was in a comatose state, police said. He died last year at the age of 9.

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  • loprestw Aug 9, 2012

    I hope they find him and I hope the jury/judge gives him the death sentence! This makes me sick how anyone could harm a child!
    Come on look at this guy, you think he even has a soul? They need to put down like stray animals.

  • gabewilliams12 Aug 8, 2012

    He should have never been let out. The judge and the DA should be called to tell the community why they allowed him to plea to this.

  • demwit Aug 8, 2012

    Now THIS is a Death Penalty case if there ever was one. How could he? How could he do this?

  • not my real name Aug 8, 2012

    They should have never let him out until the boy recovered. This just makes me sick.

  • Caring Aug 8, 2012

    I hope they find him and I hope the jury/judge gives him the death sentence! This makes me sick how anyone could harm a child!

  • Lightfoot3 Aug 8, 2012

    Should have been executed from the start. I support the death penalty for more than just murder cases.

  • Mr. Sensible Aug 8, 2012

    When ignorant people multiply the ignorance just multiplies.

  • Thought Criminal WS Aug 8, 2012

    He put a kid in the hospital for that long and walked free? Sickening.

    Violent animals should be treated like violent animals: euthanized.

  • rcrdngcountry Aug 8, 2012

    if they find him he should be excuted, beat a helpless little
    child to death. will never get what he deserves.

  • n ter tained Aug 8, 2012

    OMG...This is another one of those stories that makes my blood boil. Would be super if they could catch him and get him back behind bars...I hear child killers don't do so well in prison.

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