Trial begins for woman accused of murdering 2-year-old in Virginia Beach

Posted at 7:31 AM, Aug 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-13 10:51:57-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - On Tuesday, the trial begins for a woman accused of murdering a child in her care.

Brenda Garner is charged with second degree murder, felony child abuse, and neglect.

The medical examiner said 2-year-old Garrett King died from blunt force trauma back in November.

Police say Garner was babysitting the child at the time. 

Shortly after the child's parents left him with Garner, investigators say she called police saying he was unconscious. 

Garrett was taken to the hospital where police say, medical personnel told them he had been abused. 

The toddler died the next day.

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