Arrest in Theodore Street Toddler Death

Modified: January 8, 2020 11:34am

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1/8/2020

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn and the Buffalo Police Department announce that 23-year-old Nathaniel Baker of Buffalo has been arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony.

It is alleged that on January 7, 2020, the defendant caused the death of 2-year-old Jordan Robinson by beating the toddler at a home on Theodore Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim was taken to ECMC where he was pronounced dead.

Baker is scheduled to return on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for a felony hearing. He remains held without bail.

If convicted on the charge, Baker faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine Garvey of the DA’s Homicide Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.