Man Admitted ‘Whooping' 3-Year-Old Son Before the Child Died at Mesquite Hospital, Police Say

A man who was arrested after his 3-year-old son died Friday told police that he repeatedly beat the child with a belt that morning, according to police documents.

Michael Holly, 20, was charged with injury to a child after he admitted to "whooping" his son Friday morning before the boy died, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit. The Dallas County medical examiner's office identified the boy as Cameron Tennin.

Dallas child abuse detectives were called about 11:45 a.m. Friday to the Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, where doctors advised them that Cameron had injuries consistent with child abuse, the affidavit stated.

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