Teen charged with murder for suffocating 4-year-old sibling

In August 2022, a heartbreaking event unfolded in Danville, Virginia as the Danville Police Department made an unfortunate discovery.

At a home in the town, police found a 4-year-old child unconscious and not breathing. After being transported to a nearby hospital, the child was then airlifted to another which proved unsuccessful in saving their life.

An investigative process went underway soon after that and earlier this week the Danville Police Department advised they had charged a 13-year-old sibling with first-degree murder after they had confessed to suffocating the victim.

The teenagers’ name and that of the victim were not shared, but they were relocated to the W.W. Moore Detention Center in Danville by law enforcement shortly afterwards.