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Boyfriend charged in Northeast Philly toddler's murder

Boyfriend charged in Northeast Philly toddler's murder

Boyfriend charged in Northeast Philly toddler's murder

Police have arrested a Northeast Philadelphia man in the homicide of his girlfriend's 18-month-old baby.

Edward Drayton, 20, of Blue Grass Road near Gregg Street, was charged with murder, endangering the welfare of a child and related offenses in Saturday's death of Samari Campbell. An autopsy showed that the child died of multiple blunt force trauma.

Court records show Drayton has been arrested as an adult twice previously for drug offenses, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle; neither of those arrests resulted in conviction. 

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