Tioga County Man Faces Murder Charges

By Greg Catlin

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 13, 2005 at 11:38 AM EDT

21 year old Joshua Clapper of Owego is charged with second degree murder in the death of 2 year old Taylor Stalker.
County Sheriff's Deputies say the beating happened on December 3rd, when Clapper was babysitting his girlfriends children in an apartment on Lake Street.
The children's mother, Betty Kunze, was working at the time.
Taylor was rushed to Wilson hospital with severe head trauma, then transferred to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where she died this weekend.
If he doesn't ask for a court appearance, he will go before the Grand Jury on January 9th.
Clapper was originally charged with assault.
He's in the Tioga County Jail without bail.

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