NC toddler died from blunt-force trauma, autopsy results show

Source: WXII

WINSTON, N.C. — A 2-year-old boy who died in August had blunt-force injuries all over his body, according to autopsy results released Monday.

Winston-Salem police said in an arrest warrant that multiple bite marks were found on a 2-year-old boy who died. A man was charged with first-degree murder.

Jaxson Swain died Aug. 19 after being found injured three days earlier at a home on Grubbs Street in Winston-Salem.

Charles Thomas Stacks, 30, who lives at the home, was charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in connection with Jaxson’s death. He is still being held in jail without bond, and his last scheduled court appearance was Dec. 3.

Megin Elizabeth Stacks, 36, was charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the abuse investigation.

The autopsy concluded Swain’s cause of death was “compressive subdural hematoma due to blunt force injury of the head.”

Other blunt force injuries were found on both arms, both legs and his torso, according to the autopsy. Contusions were found on both arms, both legs, his back, his buttocks, his cheeks, his eyes and his brain.

Abrasions also were found on an ankle and the back, according to the autopsy.

Police alleged in an arrest warrant that Jaxson had bite marks on various parts of the body, some of which broke the skin.

The autopsy was conducted on the day of Jaxson’s death.

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