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Tulsa Dentist to be Tried in Oklahoma City Toddler's Death

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The case of a Tulsa dentist charged in the death of the 19-month-old son of a woman he was in a relationship with has been ordered to go to trial.

Oklahoma County Special Judge Larry Shaw found enough evidence for 35-year-old Bert Franklin's case to proceed. Franklin is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lincoln Von Henry Lewis and has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say Franklin caused fatal head injuries to Lincoln on July 16 at the Oklahoma City home of the child's mother. Lincoln died two days later.