Dad charged with murder in death of son

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MOUNT VERNON -

A man has been charged in the death of his 2-year-old son in Mount Vernon Monday night.

Lloyd Scott is charged with second-degree murder.

The 2-year-old was found dead at the Esplanade Gardens apartment complex on East Lincoln Avenue.

His parents rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  Police say Scott, 34, was missing for several hours. They say the child was left in his care while the boy's mother was at work.

Despite reports of physical abuse, police say the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police tell News 12 that Scott does not have a prior criminal record. The child's mother has asked authorities not to disclose her son's name.

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