Charges brought against Fairbanks man in connection to toddler's murder

Charges have been filed against a Fairbanks man in connection to the murder of an 18-month-old boy.
32-year-old Robert Lincoln Croskrey was charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance, and failure to report a violent crime against a child, all felonies.
The boy was brought to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead in December; employees later contacted authorities to report the incident.
Croskrey was in an intimate relationship with the mother of the child, Amberlynn Swanson, who is charged with first degree murder.
In an affidavit several witnesses' original claims about the defendant's whereabouts were proven false, further stating they believed he was actually with Swanson during the period of time her son was murdered.
A friend of Croskrey's told police, the boy was "getting on his nerves and if he didn't stop crying he was going to kill him."
When arrested for murder Swanson asked, "Murder, am I the only one?" she has since claimed Croskrey was the one who took the young boy the night he was murdered in her vehicle.
She told police she needed to take responsibility for what happened because she should have protected him.