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Man accused of kidnapping Dallas boy faces murder charge

This photo provided by the Dallas County Jail, in Texas, shows Darriynn Brown. Brown has been...
This photo provided by the Dallas County Jail, in Texas, shows Darriynn Brown. Brown has been arrested after the body of a 4-year-old boy was found lying on a neighborhood street in Dallas, police said Sunday, May 16, 2021.(Source: Dallas Police Dept via CNN)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:31 AM CDT
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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man now faces a capital murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead in a Dallas street last month.

Dallas police said late Wednesday that 18-year-old Darriynn Brown will face the new charge for the death of Cash Gernon.

Brown already was charged with kidnapping after authorities said surveillance video showed a man lifting the sleeping child from his bed. Police said forensic evidence linked Brown to the boy’s killing but did not elaborate on what that was.

Brown is jailed on $1.6 million bail. His attorney, Heath Harris, tells the Dallas Morning News that he’s frustrated by the slow release of information from authorities about the case.

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