2014-03-14 06:18:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Portland, OR) -- A 28-year-old man is under indictment in connection with the death of his girlfriend's two-year-old son. Police say the toddler was found unconscious in a room at a Northeast Portland motel on March 4th. The boy reportedly had injuries considered suspicious and died in a hospital on March 6th. Joshua Howard is charged with murder by abuse and first-degree criminal mistreatment.