Man accused of abusing toddler before child’s death to be in court today

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 27, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – The who man police say abused 1-year-old Xander Toliver so badly the toddler eventually died, is scheduled to be in court for a preliminary hearing today.

Brian Luther Taylor, 24, was charged with first-degree felony murder back in January.

According to court documents, the child’s mother left the baby in Taylor’s care for a few minutes to get a glass of water.

They say when she came back, Xander was gasping for breath and Taylor was standing next to his crib.

Police say the baby suffered major head trauma.