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Babysitter accused of killing toddler in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — A 28-year-old babysitter allegedly killed a toddler under his care, police said Thursday.

Andrew Howard-French is charged with killing a toddler he was babysitting. The victim was 23 months old. (Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office)

Officers charged Andrew Howard-French with murder for the death of 23-month-old Bryce Sparrow. Sparrow was killed on July 17. He suffered from multiple blunt force injuries.

Howard-French is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Thursday afternoon.

A GoFundMe is raising money for Sparrow’s funeral.