Rocky Mount man charged in death of girlfriend's toddler
Posted December 5, 2014
Rocky Mount, N.C. — Rocky Mount police have charged a 27-year-old man with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler.
Police said Friday that James Donnell Thorne was taking care of the child, a 2-year-old boy, on Monday morning when emergency personnel were called because the boy was unresponsive. The child was taken to UNC Nash Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A medical examiner conducted an autopsy Thursday and ruled his death a homicide.
Thorne was held in the Edgecombe County jail without bond.