Suspect Indicted for Beating Toddler to Death

Modified: August 4, 2020 11:52am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Nathaniel J. Baker of Buffalo has been arraigned virtually before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class “B” felony.

It is alleged that on January 7, 2020, the defendant caused the death of 2-year-old Jordan Robinson, his girlfriend’s child, 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 Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. for a motion argument. He remains held without bail.

If convicted on the charges, 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.