Man charged with first-degree murder in death of baby

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — A Dyersburg man accused of killing a baby made┬áhis first court appearance Tuesday.

Jon Dillon Wheeler is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lainey Willis.

An autopsy found the baby died of a blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators said the baby was fine when first left with Wheeler.

His bond was set at $1 million. Wheeler’s next court date is Sept. 6.

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