Prosecutor: Morristown man accused of killing girlfriend’s 3-year-old son taken into custody

A Morristown man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son has been taking into custody, the county prosecutor says.

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2021, 9:13 PM

Updated 975 days ago

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A Morristown man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son has been taking into custody, the county prosecutor says.
Edwin Urbina was previously charged with first-degree Murder, among other charges, relating to the death of the child on Aug. 13.
Urbina was arrested on Tuesday outside of the Morris County Records and Administration Building in Morristown without incident.
Prosecutors allege that Urbina physically assaulted the child at the Oyo Hotel in East Hanover. The child’s mother, Krystal Straw, was not present at the time of the assault, according to the authorities.
Officials say that when Straw came back to the hotel and saw her son was injured.
Urbina allegedly told Straw to take him to another location before she took the child to the hospital.
Prosecutors also say that Urbina told Straw to delete content from her phone and deny his involvement in the incident.
Straw is now also facing charges related to the incident. She is expected to face a judge on Wednesday.
Urbina is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court date.


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