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Man Beats 4-Year-Old Son to Death Before Being Killed by Police

Joshua David Hernandez Lord
Man Beats 4-Year-Old Son to Death Before Being Killed by Police

Man Beats 4-Year-Old Son to Death Before Being Killed by Police

CLARKDALE, Ariz. — A 4-year-old boy died after his father severely beat him with a guitar in Arizona last week, according to police.

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The Clarkdale Police Department posted to their Facebook page, saying that the boy was pronounced dead on Friday from severe head injuries.

The suspect, 33-year-old Joshua David Hernandez Lord, hit his son in the head causing numerous skull fractures. The suspect also hit his 51-year-old mother in the head, fracturing her skull as well.

An officer responded to the scene and used a taser to stop Lord, which was not effective.

Lord was carrying the guitar used in the attack, grabbed a knife and threatened the officer.

The officer then shot Lord, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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