Three arrested after eight-month-old child dies

Local - 6/28/2013 1:40 PM by Nadine Grimley
TAZEWELL - Three people are arrested after a medical center expressed concerns, prompting an investigation into a child's death.

Major Harold Heatley with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office said the investigation is ongoing, but after deputies executed search warrants at two residences and a vehicle in the Richlands and Road Ridge areas, Star Adams, Monica Walker, and William Hilbert were arrested and booked in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority.

Walker and Hilbert were charged with causing serious injury to a child under the age of 18, while Adams is charged with abandoning a child.  All three are held without bond and addition charges are pending.

Heatley said the 911 Center received a call that an infant wasn't breathing on Wednesday.  The eight-month-old boy was taken to Clinch Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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