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Conn. man held on $2.5m bail in stabbing death of neice, 1

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of killing his 1-year-old niece by slashing her abdomen has been ordered held in $2.5 million bail.

Thirty-six-year-old Arthur Hapgood of Waterbury was arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court on murder and other charges.

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Police say Hapgood stabbed Zaniyah Calloway to death while babysitting her and an 11-year-old child at a home in Bristol on Monday evening. Officers responded to the scene after a 911 call and encountered a person running toward them carrying the wounded girl. The other child wasn’t hurt.

Police officers gave medical attention to the girl, but she later died at a hospital.

Hapgood was charged after he was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

Hapgood was represented by the state public defender’s office, which declined to comment Tuesday.

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