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TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/pUPtNb ) reports that Douglas Clayton Rivette of Troy allegedly confessed to killing Demetrius Washington Jr. Authorities say Rivette kicked the child in the abdomen, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on a closet door. The child was pronounced dead Thursday after being treated for the head injury. The charges were announced Monday.

Rivette is held at the Lincoln County Jail on $1 million cash-only bond. He does not yet have an attorney.

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Information from: KMOV-TV, http://www.kmov.com

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