NC man charged with killing child he was baby-sitting

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William Lail, 25, of Long View

LONG VIEW, N.C. — Authorities said a Long View man killed his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son and hurt her 3-year-old daughter while baby-sitting them.

Authorities told WBTV that William Lail, 25, faces two counts of first degree child abuse and violating his probation.

Officials said Lail came out of the house around 1 p.m. Friday, holding the boy and screaming for help. Police have not released details of what caused his death.

Witnesses said the 3-year-old girl appeared to suffer burns. She was taken to the hospital and her condition has not been released.

The Associated Press reported that Lail was seen crying in a patrol car after the children were taken away. He remains in jail, and it was not known if he has an attorney.