NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A woman has been charged with murder
following the death of an 18-month-old child left in her care.
35-year-old Ashadiya’Xolani Brooks, of the 1100 block of
Porter Road, has been charged with second degree murder and is currently
being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.
On October 23, 2018 around 12:15 p.m., police and paramedics
responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Porter Road for a report of an
unresponsive child. When first responders arrived, they located the
unresponsive 18-month-old child. Medics transported the child to the Children’s
Hospital of the King’s Daughters for treatment.
Two days after arriving at the hospital, the child was
pronounced deceased and police investigated the child's death as undetermined.
The autopsy, conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk,
ruled the death a homicide.
As a result of the investigation, Brooks was arrested and
charged with murder on November 1, 2018.
Detectives have not released any other details surrounding
this case; however, they ask anyone with information to contact the Norfolk
Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile
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