Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Girlfriend's Baby

Rocky Mount, VA - A plea deal has been reached in the murder of a three month old baby at the hands of his mother's boyfriend.

Xavier Craighead, 20, pleaded guilty to second degree murder of the child last May.

An autopsy showed the baby suffered a fractured skull during a short period the boy was with Craighead.

Two child abuse charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.

Craighead will be sentenced in Franklin County Circuit Court July 7th.

He faces up to 40 years in prison.

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