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Rocky Mount man charged with killing 3-month-old

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:19:01 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 10 2013 07:23:28 PM EDT

A grand jury indicted Xavier Craighead yesterday. Officers arrested him this morning.


A Rocky Mount man has been indicted on charges of killing a 3-month-old infant.

20-year-old Xavier Craighead was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on Monday. He was arrested Tuesday morning.

Craighead has been indicted for second-degree murder, child abuse, and child neglect.

Investigators say the baby died of a head injury on May 4. The child had a severe head injury, along with a subdural hemorrhage and a fractured skull. The investigation began from a telephone call from a local hospital after a baby was taken there for treatment.

Craighead is being held at the Franklin County Jail.