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TPD: 2-year-old death ruled homicide, father charged with aggravated murder

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Samuel Oliver (Courtesy Lucas County Jail) Samuel Oliver (Courtesy Lucas County Jail)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo Police detectives are investigating the death of a 2-year-old that the Lucas County Coroner's Office autopsy ruled as homicide. The father is in custody.

Monday June 2 Toledo Fire responded to a 911 call that 2-year-old Dalano Oliver was unresponsive at an Flory Garden Apartment on Nebraska near Byrne in west Toledo. Oliver was pronounced deceased at Toledo Hospital.

According to Toledo Police Lieutenant Daniel Gerken, the father, 21-year-old Samuel Oliver, has been charged with aggravated murder for causing the injuries which resulted in the death of the child.

According to a Toledo Police affidavit posted to the Toledo Municipal Court website, officers say Samuel Oliver admitted to beating his son by hitting him in the head and body. The Lucas County coroner says those injuries did lead to the child's death.

Oliver is currently being held in the Lucas County Jail and will be arraigned Thursday June 5 morning.

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