Mother's boyfriend charged in 4-year-old Asheville boy's death - FOX Carolina 21

Mother's boyfriend charged in 4-year-old Asheville boy's death

Posted: Updated: Oct 21, 2011 09:34 PM
Michael Dixon Jr. (Asheville Police Dept.) Michael Dixon Jr. (Asheville Police Dept.)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville police arrested a man Friday in connection with the death of a child earlier this week.

On Wednesday, police said the personnel at Mission Hospital called them after a 4-year-old boy, identified as Cedric Francois, was brought in by ambulance, suffered a cardiac arrest and died. They said workers at the hospital told police that there were a number of injuries associated with Cedric's death that were worthy of investigation.

Investigators said that at 9:42 a.m. someone called 911 and reported an unconscious child at the Pisgah View Apartments.

On Friday, police said they arrested 20-year-old Michael Dixon Jr. in connection with Cedric's death.

Dixon, who police said is the boyfriend of Cedric's mother, was charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse.

An autopsy revealed Cedric died from blunt force trauma to the head, police said.

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