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Man charged with murder of 2-year-old Durham girl

Posted March 1, 1998 6:00 a.m. EST
Updated September 10, 2010 3:45 p.m. EDT

— A 19-year-old Durham man already accused of raping a 2-year old girl is now also charged with killing her.

A Durham County grand jury indicted Derrick Allen on Monday, charging him with killing the toddler. An autopsy showed the girl died of shaken baby syndrome. Investigators say Allen, who was dating the child's mother, was babysitting her at the time of the assault.