Stepfather arrested for death of Oklahoma toddler

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TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is facing charges following the death of a 2-year-old boy.

Police told KJRH that 2-year-old Michael was found with bruises on his arms and face. He was also suffering from a significant head injury.

Originally, Michael’s stepfather, 30-year-old Branden Taylor, was arrested on a complaint of child abuse injury.  Taylor was also charged with child abuse murder.

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Branden Taylor

The boy’s mother told KJRH that she left the child alone with Taylor and when she came home, Taylor said he was already asleep for the night. The next morning, Michael was found dead.

“I hope you spend the rest of your life in prison and they put you on death row, because that’s my baby and you took him away from me,” Tina Taylor said.

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