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Nicholas Logan Plaster

A Coeburn man has been charged with murder in the death of his infant child.

According to a Thursday afternoon press release, Nicholas Logan Plaster, 21, was arrested Wednesday.

Tuesday, a seven-week-old infant was brought to Mountain View Regional Hospital in Norton in an unresponsive state. The infant was pronounced deceased and sent to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

Preliminary results showed the infant died from head trauma.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Virginia State Police and the county Department of Social Services, investigated the child’s death. This resulted in felony murder and child abuse warrants against Plaster, the release states.

Plaster is being held without bond at the Duffield regional jail.

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