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Man kills girlfriend's toddler while trying to perform Undertaker's wrestling move

The Undertaker in action at a WWE event
The Undertaker in action at a WWE event

A man has killed an 18-month-old boy after slamming him to the floor trying to recreate a wrestling move by The Undertaker.

Brandon Hoffman, from Pennsylvania, was charged by police last night with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and other offences.

Hoffman had been playing with 18-month-old Bryson Shoemaker, the son of his girlfriend, when he tried to perform a move by WWE star The Undertaker called 'The Last Ride', a very dangerous move which you can see in the video below.

Hoffman had intended for Shoemaker to land on the bed but he missed, instead slamming him to the floor, killing the infant.

CPR was performed on the child, who was rushed to hospital by Hoffman, but he passed away.

The 20-year-old was jailed ahead of a preliminary hearing into the case later this month.