CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of murder and child abuse in the death of her boyfriend’s son.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Holly Rutledge, of Whitwell, was arrested Friday night at her job and booked into the Marion County Jail on $50,000 bond. It is not clear if she has a lawyer.
The TBI says it began investigating the death of 6-year-old Lucas Michael Dillon on March 29, 2015, a day after authorities found his body in a home in Whitwell. Investigators say the boy died from blunt force trauma.
A grand jury in Marion County indicted Rutledge on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges on Monday.
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