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NC man charged with murder of girlfriend’s 17-month-old son

Justin Carver, 25.

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old son.

Police charged 25-year-old Justin Carver with first-degree murder after the baby was taken off of life support Monday afternoon, according to WSOC.

On Friday, deputies receive a 911 call about a child who had fallen off a couch. When emergency officials arrived, the baby, identified as Camden Hudson, was covered in bruises and unresponsive.

Carver, who was taking care of the child while the mother was at work, called 911 from his grandmother’s house after he went there looking for help.

He was the only one taking care of the child at the time of the incident and an autopsy is expected to be performed on Tuesday.

He is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center without bond.