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DC man charged with first-degree murder in death of 6-month-old girl

WASHINGTON — A Southeast D.C. man has been charged with first-degree murder in last month’s death of a 6-month-old girl.

Bobby Reginald Davis Jr., 21, was charged Friday.

According to police, officers responded Sept. 5 to the 1900 block of Valley Terrace Southeast to assist D.C. Fire and EMS personnel. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that Brooklynn Zakiyaa Hill-Davis of Northwest D.C. had suffered severe burns.

She was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead days later.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which determined the cause of death to be complications from thermal injuries, ruled the case a homicide.


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