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Man charged with capital murder after 8-month-old child dies following alleged assault

The child passed away on the morning of February 15.

DECATUR, Alabama — A 22-year-old man has been charged with capital murder after following his arrest for the alleged assault of an 8-month-old child in Decatur.

Police said the child was transported to a Birmingham hospital on February 9 after it was discovered. The child passed away on the morning of February 15.

Cameron Almen Elliott, 22, of Decatur is now facing charges for capital murder and sexual torture in addition to unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. 

Police said officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2200 block of Victoria Drive Southwest on February 9 at approximately 11:59 p.m. in response to a medical call regarding a child.

Upon arrival, police and medical personnel located an 8-month-old child who was in medical distress. Police said the child was transported to a hospital where it was discovered they were suffering physical injuries. 

A preliminary investigation led police to believe the child was assaulted. During the investigation, police said Elliott was developed as a suspect in the case. 

Police located a quantity of marijuana they said was packaged for re-sell along with a quantity of prescription medication in Elliott's possession.

Following his arrest, Elliott was booked into the Morgan County Correctional Facility on a $260,600 bond.

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