BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of an infant in Burke County. 

According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Maurice Dashawn Springs has been arrested for second-degree murder without regard for human life. 

Burke County Sheriff's Office reports the baby boy was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, September 4 but died a few days later.  

Burke County Sheriff’s Office reports the unresponsive infant was transported to the hospital by his parents. 

Deputies said the infant was later transferred to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. 

Based on reports from the Emergency Department staff and staff at Levine’s, Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division and Burke County Department of Social Services responded to Levine’s and began an investigation. 

Deputies said the infant died on September 9. 

Springs was taken to the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility where he will be held until Monday, September 16th, for a first appearance hearing in N.C. District Court, Morganton.

Stay with NBC Charlotte for the latest on this developing story. 

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