Burke County Man Charged With Murder In Death Of 2-Month-Old

MORGANTON, NC — A 23-year-old Burke County man is facing a second degree murder charge after authorities say a 2-month-old died at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte on Monday.

Maurice Springs is charged with Second Degree Murder without Regard for Human Life. He was arrested Friday and placed under no bond.

On September 4th, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to Carolina Health Care System – Blue Ridge after the unresponsive infant was brought into the Emergency Department by the parents.

The baby was transferred to Levine’s in Charlotte where he died on September 9th. Officials have not yet released the cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back for updates.