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Father accused of murdering 3-year-old boy

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Jamie Jones (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office) Jamie Jones (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Jones told police he found his 3-year-old unresponsive at the bottom of these stairs. Jones told police he found his 3-year-old unresponsive at the bottom of these stairs.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A 3-year-old boy is dead and his father is behind bars facing first degree murder charges.

Doctors at LeBonheur Children's Hospital were told by Jamie Jones that he sent his son, 3-year-old Landon Stokes, to get something out of the car. Jones said he later looked outside and Landon unresponsive at the bottom of the apartment complex's stairs.

Instead of calling 911, investigators said Jones called his wife and eventually took his son to the hospital.

Doctors said the boy had trauma to his head and body and there were unable to revive him.

Police say the injuries appeared to be several hours old and were not consistent with a fall.

The incident reportedly happened at an apartment complex on Raines Road.

A neighbor reports that Landon's mother is pregnant with another child and was at work at the time.

Jones is being held at 201 Poplar without bond. He is due in court Tuesday.

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