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Posted on: January 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Medical Examiner rules undetermined death as a homicide

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk has determined the death of a 2-year-old girl to be a homicide.

On August 18, 2020, around 3:00 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Jennifer Street for the report of an unresponsive child. When officers arrived, they located the unresponsive 2-year-old girl inside of a home. Medics transported the child to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters where she was later pronounced deceased.

As a result of the Medical Examiner’s ruling, Detectives have arrested and charged Jessica A. Cherry, 37, of Norfolk, with second degree murder.

Cherry is currently held at the Norfolk City Jail without bond. Arrest Photo - Jessica Cherry

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