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Tulsa man arrested after two-month-old dies while in his care

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Joseph Bunnell

Mother's fianc arrested in baby girl's death in west Tulsa.

TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa man is behind bars after a two-month-old baby girl died while in his care.

Joseph Bunnell, 21, was booked into the Tulsa County Jail early Tuesday morning on complaints of child neglect and abuse of a child after his fiance’s 2-month-old daughter died at their apartment.

Bunnell told authorities the baby fell off a couch and went into cardiac arrest.

However, police say his story is “not consistent” with bruises found on the child’s body, KJRH reports.

According to the Tulsa World, the child had multiple bruises and scrapes on her head, arms, legs, hands and feet.

The child’s mother was reportedly at work when the incident occurred.

Bunnell’s bail is set at $100,000.