Baby's death ruled a homicide, uncle faces murder charge

Published: Mar. 11, 2020 at 3:05 PM EDT
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The uncle of a five-month-old child is charged in her murder Wednesday.

Toledo Police said Ava Pope was unresponsive when officers arrived at 5001 South Ave. Monday. She was taken to UTMC, where she later died.

Ronnie Nelson, 33, has been arrested and charged in her murder.

The Lucas County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on Ava Pope Tuesday and found the cause of death to be abusive head trauma.