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Raleigh father charged with murder in baby's death

Posted November 4, 2013

— A Wake County grand jury has indicted a Raleigh father on murder in the death of his 11-month-old son, who died Oct. 8.

Demetrius Lashawne Morant, 29, was previously charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury after his son sustained multiple injuries last December.

Jrue Morant, who was just shy of his first birthday, died as a result of his injuries from last December. Police would not say what injuries he suffered.

Demetrius Morant was being held in the Wake County jail without bond.

Demetrius Lashawne Morant Raleigh father charged with murder in son's death


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  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 5, 2013

    Time to get out ole sparky and light this man up.

  • lets_b_real79 Nov 5, 2013

    Nothing you could go through in life is serious enough to result in harming an innocent child.

  • simplelogic Nov 5, 2013

    If the child was injured last December, and was 11 months old when he died in October, he must have been a tiny newborn when his own father did this to him. He spent his whole short life suffering...poor little thing.

  • Billy the Kid Nov 5, 2013

    I can't believe some woman looked at him and decided he would be father material. What does his record already look like? I'll bet it isn't good..

    If you don't want to care for a baby, bring it to a "safe place" and walk away.