VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Beach man has been charged with felony child neglect after his young daughter died.
Police say 24-year-old Marcus Dewayne Brantley is being held without bond in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.
Brantley called 911 on Aug. 15 to report his 14-month-old daughter, Melanie, had hit her head while playing. Police said Brantley indicated he applied ice to her head before placing her back in a crib. When Brantley checked on her later, she was unresponsive.
The toddler was taken to a hospital where she later died.
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