Warrant: Raleigh man accused in toddler's beating death told paramedics boy choked on waffle
The man accused in the death of his girlfriend's young son originally told investigators that the toddler had stopped breathing after he choked on a waffle, court documents show.Posted — Updated
Michael Buchanan, 23, of Raleigh, originally told first responders that Torrance Adams was eating the breakfast food when he choked, search warrants show.
Emergency workers were called to the boy's home on Feb. 14, and he was rushed for medical treatment to WakeMed, where he died two days after he arrived, authorities have said.
An arrest warrant showed that the 22-month-old toddler suffered a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain, injuries that police have said were caused by Buchanan.
The boy's mother was dating Buchanan, who kept her three children while she was away at work, according to statements from relatives and police.
"He was assaulted by someone I put my trust in," McCall posted on social media.
Buchanan, McCall and her three children were originally from Washington, D.C., and moved to Raleigh only within the past several weeks, according to social media posts.
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