Man charged with capital murder after 2-year-old found not breathing

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (2/6): The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with the death of a 2-year-old found not breathing Wednesday evening.

Sylvester Corderyl Taylor, 31, has been charged with the capital murder of Kaiden Ford. The 2-year-old was found in an apartment complex not breathing and was taken to Children’s of Alabama where he was pronounced dead.

JCSO says after investigating, it is clear that Kaiden died as a result of injuries inflicted upon him by Taylor.

According to court records, Taylor had previously been convicted of reckless vehicular manslaughter in 2014.

The Jefferson County Coroner has not completed its report at this time. Taylor is being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bond.

UPDATE (2/6): The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified a Center Point area toddler that was found not breathing Wednesday evening.

The victim has been identified as 2-year-old Kaiden Ford. According to the coroner’s office, Ford lived in an apartment complex in Center Point.

Ford was found at 7:09 p.m.Wednesday by Center Point Fire and Rescue first responders and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies at 1103 Florentine Circle in an apartment.

Ford was transported to Children’s of Alabama and was pronounced dead at 7:59 p.m.

The coroner’s office has not released a cause of death at this time.

ORIGINAL (2/5): The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a 2-year-old child has died after being found by deputies not breathing Wednesday evening.

According to JCSO, deputies responded to a call in the 1100 block of Florentine Circle in east Jefferson County and discovered the child. The child was treated at the scene before being transported to Children’s Hospital where the child later died.

JCSO called the circumstances surrounding the child’s death “suspicious” and that detectives are still investigating.

No other information has been released at this time. Anyone with information on this incident should contact JCSO at (205) 296-8521.


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