NC Man Charged With Murder In Infant's Death

Raleigh police arrested 26-year-old Joshua Andrew Stepp on Monday after a 911 call Sunday night about an unresponsive infant at a local home.

The child was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The case is under investigation. It is unclear what relationship Stepp had with the child. They both lived in the Raleigh home.

Stepp is currently at the Wake County Jail on a $500,000 secured bond for a first-degree sex offense charge in the case. The murder charge carries no bond.

Stepp is scheduled in court on Tuesday. It is unclear if he has an attorney.


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  • by Concerned Location: Greenville on Nov 19, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    I went to school with Josh and worked with him for several years. I know him very well and would never think of him ever hurting anyone expecially a baby. I want to see the facts to prove it because there is no way. He is a good person. I pray for both families for I know they are going through alot right now.
  • by Mother of 5 Location: Washington on Nov 10, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Yes it is very sketchy and I want to know all the details before I pass judgement because this boy has been raised by a good family and has been a good kid. I think he was just the only one home at the time to blame it on. If not then yes he desrves whatever he gets.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    Very well said, Mother of Five. He is innocent until proven guilty.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:17 AM
    I have to agree that the details are very 'sketchy'. What evidence 'links' him to the crime? It would be nice to have more details.
  • by Mother of five on Nov 10, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    I know this man, and cannot believe that he would ever do this sort of thing. I can't wait for all the facts to come out and pray they find that is was all just a horrible accident. Even so before passing judgement, lets just remember he is someones son too, and this will affect a lot of people and families, not just him. Please pray for his family. I always felt the same as everyone else until it hit so close to home. I would have been the first one to condemn him if I was outside looking in.
  • by Ann Location: Pitt County on Nov 10, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    I guess this is one reason why I could never be an arresting officer....... he deserves to fry for what he has done to that poor innocent child. God Speed little one.
  • by Sheila Location: Duplin Co on Nov 10, 2009 at 05:04 AM
    This man is evil to the core, let him fry
  • by keith on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:47 AM
    I hope that the inmates will take really good care of him in jail.
  • by KTB Location: Aurora on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:28 AM
    Please let the NC justice system pull through and actually give this man what he deserves.
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