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Marcus Leyba's mug shot speaks volumes about accused lethal child abuser

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If anything, that line about a picture being worth a thousand words understates the impact of the just-released photo here, which shows Lakewood's Marcus Leyba while being booked on Thanksgiving for child abuse resulting in death -- the child in question being his three-month old.

According to Lakewood Police Department spokesman Steve Davis, Leyba made his first court appearance yesterday; he adds that "the investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the DA's office sometime this week." Something staffers will no doubt consider: Leyba was busted two years ago on child cruelty charges. Picture that.

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