Babysitter charged with murder of 18-month-old in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk woman is in jail without bond, charged with the murder of an 18-month-old child who was left in her care.

Ashadiya’ Xolani Brooks, of the 1100 block of Porter Road, was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree murder in the case.

The child died at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters two days after being found unresponsive at Brooks’ home on Oct. 23 around 12:15 p.m. 

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk determined the child’s death was a homicide, police say. 

Brooks is due in court Friday morning for an arraignment on the charges.

No other details have been released by Norfolk detectives, but they ask anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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