Jacksonville sailor charged with murder of his girlfriend's son


   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- 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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