Man charged in death of Statesville toddler

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Shaquille Lawrence Brown, 20, of Statesville

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A Statesville man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler child, according to WSOC-TV.

Shaquille Lawrence Brown, 20, is accused of physically assaulting 17-month-old Leland Marshall Washington, who later died from the injuries.

Authorities said it happened at a home Aug. 28 in the 1200 block of 5th Street in Statesville.

The baby was reportedly taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital and then flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he died Monday.

Police said the suspect was arrested Wednesday and was charged with child abuse and murder. He is currently being held in the Iredell County Jail without bond.

Source: WSOC-TV