N.H. man arraigned in toddler’s death


A New Hampshire man who said he tried to stop a 2-year-old boy from fussing is accused of wrapping the child in blankets and securing them with a rope, then putting a duffel bag on top of him. Jared Pope of Somersworth, 30, has been charged with smothering 2-year-old Noah York. Pope’s bail was set at $250,000 at his arraignment Monday. Police were called to a Somersworth apartment Friday evening for a child in distress. Police said Noah was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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