*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*
A 13-year-old Virginia girl is facing murder charges after authorities ruled a baby’s December death as a homicide.
According to NBC 13, officials initially listed a 9-month-old infant’s death as undetermined. The baby died at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, on December 19. The infant spent 11 days in the hospital before passing away.
Detectives spoke with staff members at the hospital who noticed injuries on the baby. It’s still unclear exactly how the infant died, but police said the 13-year-old is responsible for the death. The teen was apparently in a home with the baby in December, off of Little Bay Avenue in Ocean View.
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“The infant’s death was initially investigated as undetermined until the Medical Examiner ruled the death as a homicide,” Norfolk police said in a press release. “As a result, a 13-year-old relative has been charged by police with 2nd Degree Murder.”
So far, little is known about the incident.
The teen is currently being held at a juvenile detention center. Her name is withheld due to her age. The baby’s identity is still unknown.
“We normally get police updates at our monthly,” the Willoughby Civic League president said. “We did not hear anything about this particular tragedy.”
Anyone with any information about the case should call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or send a tip through the P3 Tips mobile app.
The teen arraigned on Monday. Check back for updates.
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