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Foster parent charged in death of 7-week-old boy

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 8:35 a.m. CDT

RANTOUL – A 35-year-old foster parent from Rantoul is facing a first-degree murder charge for the death of a 7-week-old in his care.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz charged Patrick Kennedy with first-degree murder Thursday for the death of Daniel Lindholm-Wilkins.

The infant died Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Prosecutors say the newborn was taken to the hospital last week with rib fractures and bruises.

Kennedy is being held on $250,000 bond. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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