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'You can't die on me': Man charged with murder did CPR on baby

Posted October 19, 2016

— A 20-year-old charged with murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend's infant daughter did CPR on the baby during a panicked 911 call.

Marcus Larenzo Alston was caring his girlfriend's twins when he called 911 to report that a 10-month-old girl was not breathing.

Alston begged the child to live. He can be heard in the 911 call saying, "Come on. You can't die on me. Don’t die on me, please don’t die on me."

Wake County Assistant District Attorney Meredith Parris told the court Wednesday that the child was cold to the touch and rigor mortis had begun by the time an ambulance arrived.

According to an arrest warrant, the child had a lacerated kidney and liver. Parris said she also had fractured ribs, although she allowed they could have been the result of Alston's CPR attempt.

Alston was charged with felony child abuse and murder and prohibited from having contact with the child's family after his arrest, the warrant said. That would ban him from the apartment he shared with the child and her mother in the 800 block of Suffolk Boulevard.

Alston was being held without bond. He was on probation at the time of his arrest after having pleaded guilty in April to stealing thousands of dollars from the movie theater where he worked and trying to break into a church.


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