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Youngsville man charged with 2nd-degree murder in infant's death

Posted September 22

Ricky Barlow Weese Jr.

— A Franklin County man was arrested and charged with murder in connection to the death of his 8-week-old daughter, according to the sheriff's office.

Ricky Barlow Weese Jr., 33, of Youngsville, was charged with second-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious physical injury. He was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond.

The alleged incident happened on March 11, with the girl dying on internal injuries, authorities said. Weese was arrested Thursday.

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  • Dottie Bonn Sep 22, 1:59 p.m.
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    This man lost his daughter after a great dame jumped on him and knocked the baby to the tile floor. His daughter died in his arms.
    We the family are willing to speak on behalf of his innocence and how the lose of such a bueatiful baby and such a loving father is devistating.