RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend’s infant daughter.
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue tells media outlets that Marcus L. Alston was arrested on murder and felony child abuse charges following the death of a 10-month-old girl on Sunday.
Police say they were called to an apartment Sunday night to help resuscitate the unidentified child, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
An arrest warrant says the child had a lacerated kidney and liver.
Authorities said Alston lived in the same apartment as the infant and her mother. Online jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney to comment on the charges.