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Newport News Police Department
Thursday July 22nd, 2010 :: 06:55 p.m. EDT

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UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF SEVENTEEN-MONTH-OLD BOY



Update 7/22/10: Detectives have arrested the victim’s mother’s boyfriend in connection with this case. He is charged with one count of murder and four counts of malicious assault. The suspect is identified as Darius Orlando Brown, 22, of the 100 block of Tyler Avenue in Newport News. He will be placed in the custody of the City Jail. A photo of Mr. Brown will be made available after the booking process has been completed.





POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF SEVENTEEN-MONTH-OLD BOY



At approximately 4:34 P.M. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, communications received a call of an unresponsive child in the 600 block of Aqua Vista Drive which is Aqua Vista Apartments. When officers arrived, they located a 17-month-old male in a bedroom; he was unresponsive and had signs of trauma to his body. The 17-month-old was pronounce deceased at the scene at 4:40 P.M.



The mother of the victim was not home at the time. The mother’s boyfriend was babysitting the 17-month-old and his 5 year old sister.



The investigation is continuing by members of the Department’s Special Victims Unit along with Child Protective Services.



The 5 year old female sibling is currently with her mother.

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Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

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