Long Island Man Accused of Killing Toddler

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    Police have charged Pedro Jones of Long Island, with killing a 17-month-old boy.

    An apparent case of brutal violence on Long Island, where police have charged a man with killing a 17-month-old boy.

    The incident occurred Sunday night on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

    Police say they arrived on the scene to find the toddler in cardiac arrest. The boy died in a hospital shortly later.

    On Monday, authorities slapped 20-year-old Pedro Jones of Southampton with a manslaughter charge. He pleaded not guilty.

    Jones was the boyfriend of the child’s mother. Cops allege that Jones struck the boy while babysitting him.