Boyfriend arrested in death of 7-week-old baby in Freeport

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The person of interest in the death of a 7-week-old baby in Freeport has been arrested, police said.

Antoine Allen Gorman, 27, was arrested in Houston around 3:45pm Friday. He faces child endangerment charges and police want to find out what he knows about the death of Malachi Nelson.

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His girlfriend and mother of the baby, Tashiay Nelson, says she left Malachi and two other children, ages 3 and 4, in Gorman's care Tuesday while she was at work. When she returned to her apartment on North Avenue J near Highway 288, the children were alone. She first texted Gorman and then went to the baby.

According to police, Gorman left Freeport within a few hours of leaving the children alone.

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"He texted back and said, 'I just went to the store' and I haven't heard from him since," Nelson told ABC13. "He (Malachi) was in his bouncer and when I picked him up, his face was cold but I thought it was just the fan. But he wasn't responding or nothing."

The baby was rushed to Brazosport Regional Hospital in Lake Jackson Tuesday night where he was pronounced dead.
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