Locked Up: Father Behind Bars, Charged For Murdering 3-Year-Old Son

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 3-year-old is dead and his father is behind bars, charged with murder.

Emergency crews responded to a home at 2064 W. 104th just before midnight Saturday, October 17th when 3-year-old Marcellius Lee was found unconscious in an upstairs bedroom.

Marcellius Lee was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation revealed the child may have been struck with hands and fists.

The child's Aunt, Darenee Ragland tells 19 Action News "he had injuries around his head...my sister told me he had blood clots in his eyes. The bottom line is he was asked to go upstairs... I guess his father got upset because he was crying about it."

Cleveland Police arrested the child's father, 40-year-old Allen Lee on scene.

Cleveland's Homicide unit continues to investigate.

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