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Police identity 2-year-old boy who died in assault case

Updated: 2013-01-30T05:27:48Z

By GLENN E. RICE

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City police have identified a 2-year-old boy who died Sunday after being injured while in a babysitter’s care as Quentin C. Oliver.

Authorities have charged 25-year-old Dallas J. Bogard with first-degree assault in connection with the child’s death.

The boy was injured Friday at a residence in the 1300 block of Northeast 46th Terrace. According to court records, Bogard told investigators that he called an ambulance after finding the boy lying beneath a fallen bookcase on his bedroom floor.

Bogard was baby-sitting the boy while the child’s mother worked. Bogard told investigators that the boy had been in his room with the door shut. Bogard said he heard a thud, went to the boy’s room and found him under the bookcase, according to court records.

The boy’s mother told police she thought several bruises on her son’s neck, back and legs were due to an iron deficiency, and she had planned to take him to the doctor about it, according to court records.

Investigators were told later that the boy had suffered a temporal skull fracture with swelling in the brain and upper spine.

Bogard was being held Tuesday in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

To reach Glenn E. Rice, call 816-234-4341 or send email to grice@kcstar.com.

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