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UPDATE : Police investigating Vt. toddler's death

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POULTNEY, Vt. -

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Poultney man has been charged with the murder of his 2-year-old stepdaughter.

Police say 31-year-old Dennis Duby has been charged with the second degree murder of 2-year-old Dezirae Sheldon. The toddler died Friday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. According to the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and manner of death was homicide. Police have not released what evidence they have on Duby. He is being held for lack on $250,000 bail.

Duby will be arraigned on the murder charge Monday in Rutland Superior Criminal Court

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Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a toddler rushed to the ER earlier this week. Hospital staff at Rutland Regional required to report child abuse told investigators the little girl showed signs of head trauma. She was transported to intensive care at Dartmouth Hitchcock where she died Friday. Police have identified the toddler as 2 year old Dezirae Sheldon of Poultney.

The Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations has been trying to determine how the toddler got hurt since Wednesday. They're now working with the Vermont Department of Children and Families and the Rutland County State's Attorney's Office on the case.

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