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4-year-old girl dies from injuries received at North Carolina hotel

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 4-year-old girl died from injuries sustained in an incident at a North Carolina hotel.

Milton Ray Horton Jr was arrested by Raleigh police and is being held without bond, the Raleigh News & Observer said.

Police responded to the Candlewood Suites in Raleigh at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday and found a the young girl with severe injures. She was taken to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Raleigh Police Capt Kevin Lillis said the girl and Horton were not related but were acquainted. He did not explain their precise relationship or discuss her injuries. She has not been identified.

He said the two had been at the hotel for about two weeks.

Horton has a 2018 conviction for breaking and entering and misdemeanor assault, the News & Observer said.

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