Investigators charge man with capital murder in death of 2-year-old

Investigators charge man with capital murder in death of 2-year-old
31-year-old Sylvester Corderyl Taylor

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have charged a man in the initially ‘suspicious’ death of a 2-year-old.

Authorities in Jefferson County initially announced the investigation into the death of 2-year-old Kaiden Ford saying it was suspicious.

On Thursday afternoon, the Sheriff’s office said 31-year-old Sylvester Corderyl Taylor was charged with capital murder in Kaiden’s death. Taylor is being held on no bond.

Investigators say they determined Kaiden died as a result of injuries inflicted upon him by Taylor. According to court records, Taylor is accused of hitting the boy causing his death.

Kaiden Ford
Kaiden Ford (Source: Family)

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics responded to the 1100 block of Florentine Circle just after 7 p.m. Wednesday night to a 2-year-old child who wasn’t breathing.

When they arrived at the scene, first responders treated Kaiden and then transported him to Children’s of Alabama. Sadly, he later died at the hospital.

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