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Virginia 13-year-old faces murder in infant relative’s death

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old teenager in Virginia has been charged with murder, four months after the death of a baby in the family.

The 9-month-old infant died in a Norfolk hospital in December, 11 days after police were called to investigate injuries found on the child’s body, the city’s police department said Thursday in a statement.

Authorities did not reveal the nature of the injuries. The cause of death was initially undetermined by a medical examiner, and was ruled a homicide after an autopsy. Police said a 13-year-old relative of the infant has been booked into a juvenile detention center on a second degree murder charge.

Norfolk Police did not reveal the identities of the infant or teenager.

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