RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Raleigh man is facing murder charges after police responded to a code-blue call Sunday evening involving a 10-month-old girl.
It happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Suffolk Boulevard. The infant, Laniyh Pierce, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
Police arrested and charged 20-year-old Marcus Larenzo Alston with felony child abuse and murder in connection with Pierce's death.
According to warrants, Alston "lacerated (the 10-month-old's) kidney and liver" while he was watching the child.
The warrants also revealed Alston was Pierce's mother's boyfriend and the couple lived together.
Man accused of killing infant girl, cutting her kidney, liver
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