Duluth man found guilty of killing 3-year-old

A Duluth man has been found guilty of killing his then-fiancé’s son in September 2020.

Jordan William Carter waived his right to a trial by jury, opting for a trial to the Court. Tuesday, Judge Teresa M. Neo gave the Second Degree Murder order, for the death of three-year-old Cameron Gordon.

In September 2020, Carter had said the boy was injured when he fell down the stairs at home. Cameron’s death was ruled a homicide.

“This was a very emotional and complex case for all involved. To the doctors that treated Cameron in Duluth and Minneapolis, thank you for the incredible care that you gave him, and thank you for all the time you spent in preparation for this case. To the Duluth Police Department, thank you for your calm professionalism and thorough investigation in these difficult and heartbreaking circumstances. To Cameron’s family, you were thrust onto a roller-coaster you never asked to be on, and one you can never get off. While this case will never assist with your healing, I hope it will help you transition forward on your journey,” said Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Vicky Wanta.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.