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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 6:09am.

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) -- An autopsy shows a 4-year-old Buncombe County boy who was beaten to death earlier this year appears to have been legally drunk. The autopsy showed that Trenton Michael Scott died from a cut to his liver caused by blows to his abdomen and chest. The autopsy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center also showed evidence the boy had been strangled, had eight broken ribs, a fractured skull, broken ribs, bite marks and cuts and bruises. The boy also had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent. A reading 0.08 percent is the legal limit to drive in North Carolina. Twenty-four-year-old William Godfrey Hedden is charged with first-degree murder in the boy's death. The boy was found dead April 19 in his home in Candler after his mother called 911. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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