Grand Prairie Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend's Toddler on Trial

A Grand Prairie man who is accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son is on trial this week, facing up to life in prison if he is convicted of capital murder, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.Prosecutors argue that Eron Michael Spivey, 24, hurt his girlfriend's son to the point that the toddler died of his injuries. According to the autopsy report, the boy died from blunt trauma to the head and torso. In December of 2015, Spivey had been caring for his girlfriend's son, Jordan Price, and bringing him to work, investigators learned. The day the boy died, coworkers asked what was wrong with him after Spivey had to prop the lethargic and unresponsive toddler in a chair.Spivey said the Price was sick, and took him to an emergency room hours later where the toddler was declared dead. Price had bruises on his body and a knot on his head. Spivey told investigators the boy had fallen and hurt his lip while at Spivey's workplace, but reported no other injuries. Price's mother said she knew something was wrong when the boy was cold to the touch.He stopped cooperating with police at some point during the investigation, and was arrested in January 2016. He remains in jail in lieu of $1,000,000 bond.If Spivey is convicted of capital murder, he faces life in prison without parole. In this case, the death penalty has been waived.  Continue reading...

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