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Man charged with murder, child rape in death

A 19-year-old man has been charged in Tacoma, Wash., with first-degree murder and child rape in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

The Associated Press

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TACOMA, Wash. —

A 19-year-old man has been charged in Tacoma, Wash., with first-degree murder and child rape in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

Pierce County prosecutors say Jake Musga was arraigned Wednesday and a not guilty plea was entered for him. Bail was set at $2 million.

Court documents say Musga was babysitting Chayson Colley when he sought help early Saturday after finding the child not breathing.

The News Tribune reports ( http://is.gd/Va8nAG) that at a hospital where the boy died, doctors found the child had bleeding in his brain and stomach, a collapsed lung and a blood-alcohol level of .12. That's higher than the legal limit for drivers in Washington.

Detectives say Musga told them Chayson was a rambunctious boy who bruised easily. Court documents say Musga also said the boy might have gotten hold of a vodka-cola drink the man made for himself last Friday night.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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