Panhandle man accused of aggravated manslaughter in death of girlfriend's 2-year-old child

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BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida — A 27-year-old Florida Panhandle man faces aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of his girlfriend's child.

The News Herald of Panama City ( ) reports Stephen Aaron Young was charged Wednesday in the April death of 2-year-old Anya Dziura. He had previously been charged with child neglect. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

The medical examiner ruled the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators say the girl was in Young's care on April 2 while mother Jessica Dziura was working.

Calhoun County Sheriff Glen Kimbrel says investigators are still trying to determine how the girl was injured.

Authorities say her mother took her to the hospital and died the next day after being taken off life support. She is charged with child neglect.

Information from: The (Panama City, Florida) News Herald,

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