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Stepfather charged in death of toddler

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Vermont State Police have charged a Poultney man with second-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter.

Dennis Duby, 31, was being held in lieu of $250,000 bond after being charged Saturday in the death of toddler Dezirae Sheldon, authorities said. The child died Friday at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover — two days after she was rushed to the emergency room with head injuries.

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