Tupelo Police charge child abuse suspect with capital murder

Joshua Oakley | Source: Tupelo Police Department

Police upgraded Joshua Oakley's charges from felony child abuse to capital murder.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 4:19 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 5:03 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A child abuse suspect is now charged with capital murder in the death of a 6-year-old boy.

Family members said Camden Blair died on Saturday at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

According to the Tupelo Police Department, the emergency room staff at the hospital in Tupelo notified Police about the child’s injuries on Nov. 13.

Tupelo Police initially charged Joshua Oakley, 29, of Tupelo, with felony child abuse.

Original ArticleChild's injuries lead to abuse arrest in Tupelo

According to Police, Oakley was in a relationship with the boy’s mother and was babysitting at the time of the injuries.

Tupelo Police upgraded charges against Oakley from felony child abuse to capital murder, Police confirmed on Tuesday.

Blair was a student at Parkway Elementary School in Tupelo, confirmed Gregg Ellis, the communications director for the Tupelo Public School District.

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