Kenny Draughn faces first-degree murder charges in the beating death of the 7-month-old baby.
Police say Jordan Phipps suffered three broken ribs and an injury to the skull while under Draughn's care.
Jordan was on life support at Pitt Memorial Hospital for more than a week. He died over the weekend.
Draughn is being held in the Edgecombe County Detention Facility.
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