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Parents of baby that died of overdose are charged with murder

Parents of two-month-old baby girl who died of a heroin and cocaine overdose are charged with murder

  • Eugene Chandler, 27, and Shaleigh Brumfield, 26, are both charged with murder 
  • Their two-month-old baby was found dead in their Danville, Virginia home 
  • Police say they received a call for help in November 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found the girl unresponsive in the arms of her father Chandler 
  • Officers battled for save the young child’s life but she could not be resuscitated 
  • An autopsy ruled the cause of death was ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication’

The drug-addled parents of a two-month-old baby who died from a heroin and cocaine overdose have been charged with murder.

A grand jury indicted Eugene Chandler, 27, and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield for homicide and child neglect on Tuesday, June 25 in Danville, Virginia. 

Police say they received a call for help in November 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found baby girl unresponsive in the arms of Chandler. 

Shaleigh Brumfield

A grand jury indicted Eugene Chandler, 27, and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield, 26, for homicide and child neglect on Tuesday, June 25 in Danville, Virginia. Police say they received a call for help in November 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found baby girl unresponsive

Officers battled for save the child's life but she could not be resuscitated. Though there were no obvious signs of physical trauma, the department immediately began a death investigation

Officers battled for save the child’s life but she could not be resuscitated. Though there were no obvious signs of physical trauma, the department immediately began a death investigation

Officers battled for save the child’s life but she could not be resuscitated. 

Though there were no obvious signs of physical trauma to the infant, the department immediately began a death investigation. 

The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Police found evidence of drug use in the house and an autopsy revealed the baby girl's cause of death was due to an 'acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping'

Police found evidence of drug use in the house and an autopsy revealed the baby girl’s cause of death was due to an ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping’

Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond

Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond

Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond

Police said the toxicology results from the child’s system indicated enough heroin and cocaine to result in her death. 

Police found evidence of drug use in the house and an autopsy ruled the baby girl’s cause of death was due to an ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping.’

Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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