Mark Christopher Nichols, 21, is being held in the Wagoner County jail. His bail has not been set. Maverick Nichols died of blunt force trauma of the head according to a preliminary finding from the state Medical Examiner’s Office, Wagoner County Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp said. The child had skull fractures to the back of the head and a broken rib, the prosecutor said. Authorities believe they are “crushing” type injuries, not those associated with a short fall.
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