Teenage boyfriend of mother charged in 2016 death of a toddler

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tennessee (WDEF) – After an almost two year investigation, authorities charge a Marion County teen in the death of a two year old.

Toddler Zayne Harper eventually died from injuries he sustained in September of 2016 at his home in South Pittsburg.

The Marion County District Attorney asked the TBI to investigate.

On Monday, they served juvenile petitions on a male teenager.

He was the mother’s boyfriend at the time.

But since he was a juvenile at the time, they are not releasing his name.

The suspect has been charged with abuse and murder.


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