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Yolo County DA Announces Arrest of Father in Baby Justice Death

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WOODLAND — The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of Frank Rees in connection with the death of his 19-day-old son, Justice.

Rees has been booked on charges of involuntary manslaughter, willful cruelty to a child and transport or selling of a controlled substance.

The boy’s mother, Samantha Green, was convicted in September 2016 for “her principal role” in the infant’s death.

The body of Baby Justice was found Feb. 23, 2015 in Knights Landing. Officials said he died from exposure.

Rees’ bail is set at $500,000. He is scheduled to be in court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.