Five-year-old boy in Isle of Wight child abuse case dies from injuries

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 14:19:13-05

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. – A boy at the center of a child abuse investigation has died from his injuries.

Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office deputies say they were called to a house on Yellow Hammer Road in Zuni last Sunday for an unresponsive child.

Five-year-old Levi Robertson was flown to CHKD and stayed hooked up to life support until passing away from his injuries late Tuesday night, his father tells News 3.

Deputies say Robertson’s death was a result of the injuries sustained in the alleged abuse. He died Tuesday night around 10 p.m.

The boy’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Norfolk for an autopsy.

Deputies originally arrested Levi’s mother, 32-year-old Jaye Hadley, and her boyfriend, Justin Cox, for child abuse and neglect. Further charges are pending following Levi’s death.


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