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Man charged in murder of 3-year-old Florence boy; woman charged with abuse

Blake Townsend and Yalrick Pride

He was arrested Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 5:07 PM
Updated: Sep 2, 2020 5:53 PM

The Florence Police Department has charged two people in the murder of 3-year-old Kaiden Garner.

Blake Joshwell Townsend is charged with capital murder. He has no bond.

Townsend, 20, was arrested Wednesday in Decatur.

A woman, Yalrick Pride, is charged with child abuse. Her bond is set at $15,000.

Both are being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Kaiden died Aug. 12 from blunt force trauma, police said.

Stay with WAAY 31 for updates

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