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Man charged with child abuse following death of 4-year-old in Dundalk

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DUNDALK, MD—A 26-year-old man is facing child abuse charges following the death of a child in Dundalk.

Homicide detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department have charged 26-year-old Zurail Smith with several counts of child abuse following the death of a 4-year-old child on May 5, 2023.

Amir James was found unresponsive inside a residence located in the unit block of Sollers Point Road (21222).

Medics transported the child to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Smith was temporarily caring for the child at the time of his death. Zurail Smith remains held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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