A 13-year-old child in southern Virginia is charged with murdering a four-year-old sibling by suffocation.
The Danville Police Department charged a 13-year-old juvenile with the murder of that juvenile’s 4-year-old sibling following an incident in August 2022 in the City of Danville.
A first-degree murder charge was brought following a further investigation stemming from the juvenile’s confession about suffocating the victim earlier this week. The juvenile was arrested in another jurisdiction.
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In August 2022, investigators responded to the scene of a residence where a 4-year-old child was found in a room without a pulse and not breathing.
The child was transported to SOVAH Health in Danville before being airlifted to another medical facility, and later died.
The 13-year-old will be transferred to W.W. Moore Detention Center pending trial.
The children’s genders were not disclosed by police.
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