$2M bond for Raleigh man accused of fracturing baby’s skull

Wake County News
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Bond has been set at $2 million for a Raleigh man who beat his girlfriend’s baby, causing a skull fracture earlier this week, according to court documents.

UPDATE: Baby dies after assault by mom’s boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, Raleigh police say

Michael Buchanan, 23, is facing one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

A Wake County Magistrate’s Order shows that Buchanan assaulted his girlfriend’s 22-month-old child on Valentine’s Day and caused a “back skull fracture and subdural brain bleed.”

The attack occurred on Thursday, according to the documents.

Buchanan was being held in the Wake County Detention Center under an initial $100,000 secured bond.

UPDATE: Baby dies after assault by mom’s boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, Raleigh police say

However, his bond was increased in a court appearance via a video link on Friday. 

Buchanan’s bond was increased to $2 million.

His next court date is set for March 7 at 2 p.m.

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