Man indicted on murder, child abuse in 2017 toddler death

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Virginia man on murder and child abuse charges in the 2017 death of a toddler.

The Virginian-Pilot reports 25-year-old Daquan Keith Farmer-Harrison of Chesapeake was indicted by a grand jury in the death of 2-year-old Skylin Perry of Portsmouth.

Shortly before noon on Dec. 8 last year, Chesapeake police responded to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Police spokeswoman Kelly Elliott said officers took a child abuse report following an incident at a home in Chesapeake.

Skylin died at the hospital two days later.

Court documents don’t say what happened, but the indictments returned in November accuse Farmer-Harrison of harming the child between Dec. 8 and 10 last year.

Farmer-Harrison is jailed without bond. His attorney, James Broccoletti, declined comment on the charges.


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