Former TU football player facing murder charges

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 20:37:58-04

TULSA - A former TU running back is facing child abuse-murder charges in the death of an infant in January.

Officials with Tulsa's child crisis unit say a warrant was issued for Tavarreon Dickerson's arrest. He was located in his mother's home in Arlington, Texas and was taken into custody Monday evening. 

According to the medical examiner's report, the infant died of multiple blunt force injuries. The infant was six weeks old when she died.

Dickerson is facing charges because officials say his story is inconsistent with the infant's injuries.

Dickerson told police he was sleeping on the couch with the baby when the infant's mother discover she wasn't breathing and took her to the hospital.

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