NC man charged in death of 2-year-old

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — A Rocky Mount man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old child, according to WTVD.

Police said the boy was found unresponsive at a home in the 1000 block of Tarboro Street Monday. An autopsy later determined the child was murdered.

Investigators said 27-year-old James Donnell Thorne – who is the boyfriend of the child’s mother – was taking care of the boy when he died.

Thorne was being held in the Edgecombe County jail without bond.


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