Man arrested for murdering 3-year-old Mesquite boy

Police in Mesquite say a 3-year-old boy died at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.

The little boy was found unresponsive in his home on Sandalwood Drive Thursday afternoon. Paramedics took him to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Police said the boy was being cared for by his mother’s boyfriend at the time. Autopsy results showed he died from numerous internal injuries.

Warren Cooney, 26, was arrested and charged with capital murder. His bond was set at $150,000.

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