Triangle Briefs

Man charged in 2-year-old's death

From Staff ReportsAugust 27, 2007 

— A Raleigh man has been charged with murder in the death of a Durham toddler.

Jerry Alan Helisek, 39, of Pointer Drive in Raleigh, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing 2-year-old Cadency Ramsey.

Paramedics who were called late Saturday to 9 Esterbrook Court in Durham found the toddler unconscious. The child was taken to Duke University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy indicated Cadency died from blunt force trauma.

Police said that the child was the daughter of Helisek's girlfriend, but that Helisek was not her father. Police arrested Helisek in Durham.

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