Fla. sailor charged in 2010 death of 2-year-old


Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A sailor has been charged with murder in the 2010 death of his girlfriend's son at an off-base military housing unit.

The Florida Times-Union reports 35-year-old Nicholas James Rivet was arrested Wednesday.

An arrest report says Eddie Robb was found unresponsive in his bedroom. He died from a fractured skull and severe brain injury.

The newspaper reports that police interviews with Rivet and girlfriend Brandi Robb indicated the boy had woken up Rivet's 3-year-old daughter who was in the same room. Robb told investigators she heard a "thud" after Rivet went upstairs to check on Eddie. A couple of hours later the child was found unresponsive.

It wasn't clear what caused the delay between Eddie's death and Rivet's arrest. No attorney was listed on jail records.

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