From NBC New York:
By Daniel Wolfman

An apparent case of brutal violence on Long Island, where police have charged a man with killing a 17-month-old boy.

The incident occurred Sunday night on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

Police say they arrived on the scene to find the toddler in cardiac arrest. The boy died in a hospital shortly later.

On Monday, authorities slapped 20-year-old Pedro Jones of Southampton with a manslaughter charge. He pleaded not guilty.

Jones was the boyfriend of the child’s mother. Cops allege that Jones struck the boy while babysitting him.

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