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Caretaker booked in death of toddler

3 years 7 months 5 days ago June 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013 Wednesday, June 19 2013 June 19, 2013 7:15 AM in News

SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police have arrested a 32-year-old woman in the death of a toddler who was brought to the hospital on Monday.

Police say Tarika Wilson faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Rizcheir Muskelly. Police say Wilson took the 3-year-old to LSU Hospital about 9 p.m. and officials pronounced the child dead a short time later.

Police said the child had visible signs of trauma on several areas of her body.

Wilson was arrested late Tuesday and booked into Shreveport City Jail.

Authorities say Muskelly's mother is in prison, and Wilson was left to care for the child.

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