PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The 20-month-old child critically injured after suspected abuse died Sunday afternoon.
The toddler, Malachi Patterson, died at 12:28 p.m. at Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: Former Pine-Richland Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz Suing After His Contract Wasn't Renewed
Patterson was first rushed to the hospital Friday after a 911 call was made saying that the toddler was unresponsive at an apartment in the Chestnut Ridge housing complex near Blairsville
He had bruises on his head, face and torso that doctors said were not the result of an accident.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Penguins 'Hopeful' To Return To 100% Capacity By Game 5 Of First Round Series
They boy’s stepfather was charged Saturday on multiple accounts, accused of abusing the boy.
The man, 27-year-old Juan Campbell, told police that he did not assault the boy.
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