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Warrant submitted in Romulus toddler's suspicious death

18-year-old father's story didn't match injuries, police say

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ROMULUS, Mich. – The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Friday that a warrant request has been submitted in connection with the suspicious death of a 2-month-old boy in Romulus.

Cameron Johnson was rushed to the hospital Thursday night with a fractured skull, broken ribs and bruises. Doctors said the baby also had older injuries that had healed.

The toddler died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police questioned the child's father about what happened and the story didn't match up with the injuries, officials said.

The boy's grandmother said she's heartbroken and angry that her grandson's life was taken in such a terrible way.

"That's my baby forever, my heart," Joyce Marvin said.

Photos are now the only way Marvin can see her grandson.

"I told him, 'My husband passed away,' and I told him, 'Cameron, after all these years, grandma's got her a new man,'" Marvin said. "At that particular moment ... he grinned and you could see the dimple coming out. I got a picture of that."

Police said the boy died Feb. 21 after suffering a fractured skull, a contusion on his forehead and broken ribs.

"He was critical then," Marvin said. "Massive brain injury."

Marvin wasn't home at the time, but she said the boy's 18-year-old father called police to say his child was having trouble breathing.

Marvin said she wasn't home because she was trying to file paperwork to evict the baby's father. The child's 17-year-old mother was at school when the incident happened.

"He was alone with the baby in my house," Marvin said. "He was the only one here."

Cameron was taken to two hospitals before being pronounced dead.

"I'm full of anger," Marvin said. "This baby that was 2 months old didn't have to suffer at all."

As police investigate the case, Marvin continues to grieve. She struggles with the fact that her beloved grandson is gone.

"Now he's not here to hold, he's not here to love, he's not here to get spoiled, he not here to anything," Marvin said.

A warrant request was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for charges. Officials are reviewing the case now.

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