Raleigh man charged with murdering infant girl

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A 20-year-old Raleigh man has been charged with felony child abuse and murder in the death of a 10-month-old girl, police said.

UPDATE: ‘Please don’t die on me!’ Raleigh man charged with murdering infant says in 911 call

On Sunday around 8:20 p.m., Raleigh officers responded to a “code blue” call in the 800 block of Suffolk Boulevard.

Police said they were called to the apartment Sunday night to help resuscitate the child, but the 10-month-old girl, identified as Laniyh Pierce, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an investigation, police arrested Marcus Larenzo Alston, 20, and charged him with felony child abuse and murder.

An arrest warrant showed Pierce had a lacerated kidney and liver.

Authorities said Alston lived in the same apartment as the infant and her mother and was the mother’s boyfriend. Online jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney to comment on the charges.

He is being held without bond and scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

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