Former TU athlete accused of killing baby bound over for trial

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Tavvareon Dickerson faces child abuse murder charges
  • Investigators believe he killed his infant daughter
  • His preliminary hearing begins 9 a.m. Tuesday
  • FOX23 will update this story with more information from the courtroom

A Tulsa man accused of child abuse murder heads to court Tuesday.

The attorney for Tavvareon Dickerson told FOX23 Dickerson will testify during a preliminary hearing slated for 9 a.m.

Police arrested Dickerson in May; his daughter was just 39 days old when she died in January. At the time, Dickerson allegedly said it was a co-sleeping death.

Since then, the medical examiner classified her death as a homicide by blunt impact injuries as well as co-sleeping. Detectives reported bruises on her head and a brain injury.

Dickerson was bound over for trial.

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