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Trial date set for woman charged in death of son found in trunk

Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 23:07:44-05

Hampton, Va. - A woman charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of her son was arraigned in Hampton Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

Tonya Slaton, 44, was charged with second degree murder on February 16th.

Tonya M. Slaton

Tonya M. Slaton

The remains of her son Quincy Davis were found in her car in June of 2015.

Slaton had been pulled over on I-64 in Hampton for expired license plates. After getting a search warrant, court documents show troopers found Quincy’s body in two plastic bags wrapped in duct tape hidden in the trunk.

Police say no one had seen Quincy Davis since about 2004.

According to Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Quincy enrolled at Virginia Beach Middle School in September of 2001 and withdrew two years later. Police say he was last seen when he was in the seventh grade.

Police believe Slaton killed her son between 2004-2005. According to the Commonwealth's Attorney, autopsy reports show Quincy's death was inconsistent with a natural death.

Court documents show that Slaton has lived in Richmond for at least the past two years, but she did have a former address in Virginia Beach. She also has a criminal record in Hampton for shooting into her boyfriend’s home after an argument, back in 2007.

Slaton's trial date has been set for September 26th.

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