Wilson man charged with killing 4-month-old son

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A Wilson man is charged with killing his 4-month-old son (WTVD)

A Wilson man has been charged with murdering his 4-month-old son, police said.

On Monday, police and EMS were called to the 3700 block of Kimberly Drive because the baby was unresponsive.

The victim, identified Saturday as Rylan Buchanan, was taken to Vidant Health. Police said he died Wednesday.

Rylan Buchanan


Authorities ruled the Rylan's death a homicide.

On Friday, police arrested the victim's father, 30-year-old Brian Christopher Buchanan. He is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse with serious physical injury.

"The child hadn't done anything," said a neighbor who didn't wish to be identified. "The child was only four months old. It's sad that people in this world could do this."

Buchanan was placed in the Wilson County Detention Facility under no bond. He is expected to appear in court on Monday.

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at (252) 399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.

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