Tennessee man admits to whipping child, 6, to death with extension cord

A Tennessee man was arrested for whipping his 6-year-old child to death with an extension cord, police said.

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Memphis police said Donald Rich, the child's stepfather, called 911 after the child "began to throw up and became unresponsive."

The incident happened Wednesday.

The child was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Medical staff told police the injuries were both new and ones that had healed from previous incidents.

Rich admitted to whipping the child with a belt and extension cord, police said.

He is facing charges of aggravated child abuse.

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