Utah child dies days after time with mom’s boyfriend

Jan 3 2014 - 10:51am


Brian Taylor, (Police photo)
Brian Taylor, (Police photo)

SALT LAKE CITY -- A 1-year-old boy has died a few days after suffering major head trauma while in the care of his mother's boyfriend.

Salt Lake City police says Xander Toliver died Thursday evening. He had been on life support.

Authorities say 24-year-old Brian Taylor was arrested Monday on suspicion of child abuse, and will likely face more serious charges in light of Xander's death.

Police say Taylor was alone with the child for a short period of time when the boy suffered his injuries. Officers say they got a medical call Monday afternoon, and the boy was taken to Primary Children's Hospital.

Doctors there alerted police that the toddler had possibly been abused.

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