Bond Set For Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend's Child

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A man police believe killed his girlfriend's child more than a year ago is now in the Mesa County Jail.

Last month, officers arrested 22 year old Charles David McEachern from Littleton in Jefferson County on a warrant from Mesa County. The arrest stems from an incident on June 9, 2006 when a three year old was taken to St Mary's with serious injuries and later died there.

An autopsy showed the child's death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Police believe the injuries happened at a Grand Junction home where McEachern lived with the child's mother.

He's now facing first degree murder and child abuse charges in the case. His bond is set at $500,000, and he'll be back in court later this month.