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BOYFRIEND HELD IN DEATH OF MOTHER OF THEIR CHILD

A woman was fatally shot in the head by her live-in boyfriend as their baby sat in the room, police said.

Antwan Bailey, 24, was charged Saturday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Iesha Birden, 22.

After the shooting, Bailey dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that Birden had killed herself, police said.

But when officers arrived, they did not find a weapon near Birden's body and determined that the shot had been fired from more than an arm's-length away, police said.

The baby was not harmed.

Bailey, who allegedly told police that the couple had been fighting over a gun, is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center.

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