Posted: Today at 12:09 p.m.
Updated: Today at 12:34 p.m.
Fayetteville, N.C. - South Carolina authorities have arrested a Fayetteville
man in the beating death of a 1-year-old child over the weekend, authorities
Marcus Dontell Miller, 32, of 2918 Dwelle Drive, Fayetteville, was arrested
Tuesday in Greenville by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Apprehension Team.
Authorities charged him with first-degree murder and felony child abuse. He
was being held in Greenville awaiting extradition to Cumberland County.
The unidentified toddler was found dead Saturday morning, authorities said.
An autopsy report from the State Medical Examiner's Office determined the
child died of blows to the head.
Miller was a recent boyfriend of the child's mother, and she left the child
in Miller's care at his home last Friday while she went to work, authorities
Investigators said Miller disappeared before the mother awoke Saturday
morning, and they said he took her keys, car, money and a cell phone.