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Buffalo man sentenced to 21 years in the beating death of girlfriend's toddler son

Buffalo man sentenced to 21 years in the beating death of girlfriend's toddler son

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Nathaniel J. Baker

A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty in the beating death of his girlfriend's toddler son was virtually sentenced Wednesday before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to a determinate sentence of 21 years in prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said Nathaniel J. Baker, 24, admitted that he caused the death of Jordan Robinson, 2, by beating the toddler at a home on Theodore Street in Buffalo on Jan. 7, 2020. The child was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Baker pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter on Dec. 7, 2020.

District Attorney John J. Flynn commended the Buffalo Police Department for its work in the investigation.

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