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.