Texarkana, Texas Police arrested Michael Darius Moore, 25, of Texarkana, Texas, for Capital Murder for the 2015 death of a 2-year-old boy who was left in his care.

On Nov. 21, 2015, patrol officers were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive child in a residence in the 1000 block of Waterall Street at approximately 8:45PM.  Upon arrival, officers allegedly found Moore attempting to perform CPR on 2-year-old Kadarius King in the living room of the house. Moore allegedly told officers the child starting vomiting while eating and that he had lost consciousness.

King was immediately transported by ambulance to Wadley Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

The child’s body was sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy, where the cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.

Moore, the boyfriend of the child’s mother at the time, was babysitting King and two other children alone that evening while the mother was at work.

Moore was arrested today, April 28, 2016, at the Texarkana Police Department when he arrived to talk to detectives. He is being held in the Bi-State Jail. Moore’s bond is expected to be set on April 29.

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