Man charged with murder in niece's death in Va. Beach

Man charged with murder in niece's death in Va. Beach

Credit: From Va. Beach Police Dept.

Stephen C. Calahan

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by By 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:23 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - The uncle of an 11-month-old baby is charged in the child's death.

Authorities say Stephen C. Calahan was taking care of the Lakeira Jewell Calahan while her parents were at work on May 4. Authorities arrived at their home on Gunter Street around noon and say the child was unresponsive.

Initially, Calahan was charged with child abuse; on May 14, he was charged with second dgree murder following the child's death, police say.

Calahan lives in Brinkley, Arkansas.

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