Buffalo man admits to beating girlfriend’s toddler to death

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BUFFALO, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Nathaniel J. Baker of Buffalo pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class “B” felony.

On January 7, 2020, the defendant caused the death of 2-year-old Jordan Robinson, his girlfriend’s child, by beating the toddler at a home on Theodore Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim was taken to ECMC where he was pronounced dead.

Baker faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. He remains held without bail.

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DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine Garvey of the DA’s Homicide Bureau.