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Poole guilty of manslaughter in death of son

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Dwayne Poole in court. Dwayne Poole in court.
Ronderique Anderson Ronderique Anderson
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - A Tampa man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of his 16-month-old son.

Dwayne Poole was found guilty Thursday of manslaughter and aggravated child battery after a four-day trial. He was originally facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection to the death of Ronderique Anderson.

In February 2011, police said Poole threw the toddler on a bed as punishment for playing near an electrical socket. Ronderique's head hit a dresser or wall and he then died after four days on life support. Days after his death, police accused Poole of the fatal abuse.

On Tuesday, the state showed pictures of the boy while he was in the hospital.

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