Autopsy: Burnsville Boy's Death a Homicide

Updated: 07/26/2013 7:54 AM By: Maricella Miranda

William Alphonso Warr
William Alphonso Warr
Photo: Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

An autopsy of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead last month at his home in Burnsville has ruled the death a homicide.

Keyontay Miller-Peterson died shortly after 5 p.m. June 11 at his home on the 30 block of Horizon Heights Road, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

The boy's cause of death was complications of blunt force injuries to his abdomen, according to the report released Thursday, July 25. Burnsville police are investigating the case.

Officers were called to the boy's home on a report of a child having medical problems, according to Burnsville police. Upon arrival, paramedics found the child dead at the scene.

Officers later arrested 24-year-old William Alphonso Warr near the scene for allegedly violating a restraining order prohibiting him from being at the home.

Warr was charged in Dakota County District Court on charges of violation of an order for protection, criminal damage to property, fleeing an officer, providing false information to police and driving after revocation.

On July 17, Warr pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two years and two months in prison, according to court records.