JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (AP) — A capital murder charge has been filed against a man in Alabama accused in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler.
News outlets report 31-year-old Sylvester Taylor was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday and was being held without bond.
The coroner’s office identified the toddler as 2-year-old Kaiden Ford. Officers were called to a home on a report of a child not breathing. The boy later died at a hospital.
The sheriff’s office says the investigation showed the child died as a result of injuries Taylor inflicted.
Court documents show Taylor previously served prison time for reckless manslaughter and first-degree robbery.