Hampton teen’s death now ruled homicide, father charged

Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 05, 2013
and last updated 2014-03-25 00:02:58-04

UPDATE: Anthony James Brooks, who was originally charged with child neglect, has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to his 14-year-old son's death. 

After an autopsy was conducted, the medical examiner  determined  the boy's death to be a homicide. Brooks was then charged and arrested. 

He is now in the custody of the Hampton Sheriff's Office.

Hampton, Va. - A Hampton arrest warrant says Anthony James Brooks ignored his teen son’s medical problems and the boy died as a result.

Anthony Brooks was arrested Monday.

According to the arrest warrant, the father of five ignored his 14-year-old son's medical distress.

Brooks' son, Antonio Brooks, was found dead in a Hampton house last week.

Child Protective Services interviewed the other siblings and found that Antonio had made his condition known to Anthony Brooks over the weekend but he failed to seek medical assistance.

Anthony Brooks is being held without bail. He is charged with child abuse/neglect with reckless disregard for life.  Court records filed in the case say he has no criminal history.

His trial is set for December 10th.

UPDATE: Hampton man arrested in teen’s death