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Quitman man charged with murder of 1-year-old daughter

Therein Q. Breland has been charged with capital murder and was denied bond at his hearing...
Therein Q. Breland has been charged with capital murder and was denied bond at his hearing Thursday.(WTOK)
Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM CDT
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QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Therein Q. Breland has been charged with capital murder and was denied bond at his hearing Thursday.

Officials said around 5 a.m on August 5th police were called to the Clarke County Villas apartment complex. Investigators said 1-year-old Brianna Breland had suffered injuries and was taken to Watkins Hospital’s emergency room, where she was later pronounced dead.

Officials said an autopsy Monday revealed the baby had internal injuries that were attributed to foul play.

Breland was taken into custody by the Meridian Police Department and taken to Quitman to face the charge.

“When he gets back to the jail, we’ll give him the right paperwork to fill out for an appointed attorney, and him and his attorney will get together and probably ask for a preliminary hearing. It will probably go to the February grand jury, depending on everything that comes back from the crime lab,” said Clarke County Chief Deputy Barry White.

The judge waived Breland’s preliminary hearing until a later date after he gets a lawyer. Officials said the investigation is ongoing.

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