Man surrenders in May death of 2-year-old Raleigh boy

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William Lee Bell, 22, is charged with murder in the May death of a Raleigh boy. (WTVD)

The man accused of killing a 2-year-old boy at a North Raleigh home nearly two months ago is scheduled for his first appearance at the Wake County Justice Center Friday.

Raleigh Police say the child was murdered. And, Thursday night, the alleged killer surrendered to police.

William Lee Bell, 22, was arrested and charged with murder. The charges are connected to the May 20 incident in the 5200 block of Somerset Mill Lane. In the call to 911, the 2-year old victim is described as "swollen" and barely conscious.
"He's not breathing!" said an unidentified woman to the 911 dispatcher.

Chase Jordan Eaddy, the 2-year old, died. And the home stayed wrapped in crime scene tape for two days. The small army of Raleigh Police officers and detectives had neighbors concerned."


"I felt that something bad had happened," said Dean Maiorano who lives nearby. "But the number of cops told you something bad had happened."
Now, the neighborhood is finally getting answers. Police say Bell, who lived inside the home family, was watching the child for his girlfriend, the mother of the child.

No one came to the door when ABC11 knocked Thursday evening.

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William Lee Bell, 22, is charged with murder in the May death of a Raleigh boy.

But after a lengthy investigation, an arrest warrant shows Raleigh Police believes there's enough evidence to show Bell willfully killed the child.

It's still unclear how the child died. The cause of death will likely be spelled out in court documents released when Bell faces a judge to be formally charged with murder.

Bell turned himself in Thursday night at the Wake County Detention Center.

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