Boone Man Faces Murder Charges In Death Of Infant

A Boone man is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of an infant.  

Ryan Hicks is behind bars at Watauga County Detention Center on a one-point-one-million-dollar bond.  He's also charged with neglect, child abuse and failure to register as a sex offender.  

Sheriff's officials say another child in the home was hurt but is expected to be okay.


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