UPDATE: Man arrested for murder of his 3-year-old son

Mother speaks out about 2-year-old sons death

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Two people have been arrested following the death of 3-year-old Kaiden Garner.

On Wednesday, 20-year-old Blake Townsend was indicted on one count of Capital Murder. He is currently being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bond.

Yalrick Zeonsha Pride, 20-years-old of Florence was also indicted on one count of Child Abuse. She was arrested and is currently housed at the Lauderdale County Detention Center and has a bond of $15,000.

Police said Garner’s death was originally made to look like a hot car death. Autopsy reports show that Kaiden’s death was the result of trauma from a blunt object.

Please refer to the Florence Police Department’s social media platforms for additional information regarding this investigation.

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