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Brain Injury Killed Boy

Tue., Aug. 22, 1995, midnight

A 2-year-old boy died of a brain injury late Friday, an autopsy showed. His baby sitter remained in jail late Monday.

Kory Holbrook died of massive trauma to his brain, said a spokeswoman for the Spokane County Coroner’s Office.

Police arrested Gavin Ritsler, 26, of 1320 N. Madelia, who they say was watching the infant.

Ritsler’s bond was reduced Monday from $125,000 to $25,000. He has no criminal convictions in Spokane County.

Efforts to reach Rea Holbrook, the baby’s mother, were unsuccessful Monday. Holbrook and Ritsler lived together at the North Madelia home.

, DataTimes



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