Marshalltown man charged with murder after child dies

A Marshalltown man has been charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment after a child transported to Des Moines via air ambulance died Friday .

Branden M. Collins, 28, was arrested Thursday, after an ambulance transported a child to Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center then to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

Collins is now charged with first-degree murder, child endangerment, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.