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COPY-UPDATE: Man charged in 5-year-old's death to stand trial

MADISON (WKOW) -- The man accused of killing a 5-year-old boy in Sun Prairie is heading to trial, a Dane County Judge ruled Thursday.

Dakota Black has been charged with 1st degree reckless homicide in connection to the death of Brayden Turnbill. Black was the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Police detectives testified at Black's preliminary hearing. You'll hear what they had to say about the investigation tonight on 27 News at 5 & 6.


SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) – The man charged in the death of a Sun Prairie boy will be in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

Dakota Black faces a first-degree reckless homicide charge after the death of 5-year-old Brayden Turnbill.

Authorities say the child died of blunt force trauma to the head after he was found bruised and not breathing in his Sun Prairie home last month.

Black, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, says he did not shake or hurt Brayden but he admits that he was the only adult home with him that afternoon.

Black told investigators that he is responsible for whatever happened on his watch.

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