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Man in 6-year-old boy's death arrested

August 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
U.S. Marshals have arrested the man wanted in connection with the beating death of a 6-year-old boy in South Los Angeles.Marcas Fisher, 36, was taken into custody in north Las Vegas at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. He is accused of killing Dae'von Bailey, the son of his girlfriend, on July 23. He had been on the run since the incident.

Dae'von Bailey was found dead inside a South L.A. home on the 800 block of East 87th Place. Police said the boy had multiple, unexplained injuries on his body in different stages of healing, which showed continual abuse.

Fisher was the child's primary caretaker at the time, and the prime suspect in Dae-von's death. All the LAPD would say about Fisher's arrest is that they worked with the U.S. Marshall's office and on different leads.

"Mr. Fisher has a long and troubled history with narcotics and that was partially what led to his capture. That's all I'll say," said LAPD Dep. Chief Charlie Beck.

The boy's mother had told Eyewitness News that she had left her son with Fisher while she sorted out personal matters. She says she's happy that he has been caught.

"I'm happy that he's off the streets and I'm just happy and overwhelmed like I said before. I could sleep better now at night since he's off the streets he's not, he can't do this to no one else or no other child," said Tylette Davis, the boy's mother.

Bailey was one of three children in foster care that died in the month of July. L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas says investigations are about to begin.

"The auditor-controller in cooperation with the D.A. will assume responsiblilty for those three independent investigations," said Ridley-Thomas.

Fisher remains in custody in Las Vegas while awaiting extradition to California. If he waves extradition, he could be back in L.A. as early as Thursday to face charges.

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