Norfolk Police: 13-year-old charged with second-degree murder in infant's death

Posted at 2:49 PM, May 07, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. – A 13-year-old was charged with second-degree murder after the December 2019 death of an infant in Norfolk was ruled a homicide.

On December 19, 2019 around 2:45 p.m., the Norfolk Police Department was called to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters to investigate injuries found on a 9-month-old child. On December 30, 2019, the child died as a result of the injuries.

According to police, the infant’s death was initially investigated as undetermined until Norfolk's medical examiner ruled the death as a homicide.

The 13-year-old charged in the infant's death is a relative of the infant, police said. The 13-year-old is currently being held at the Norfolk Detention Home.

Detectives have not released any other details surrounding this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3 Tips mobile app.