Kill Devil Hills child abuse investigation
KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC-A woman and her boyfriend are charged with abusing her 13-month-old child.
Kill Devil Hills Police say 18-year-old Jessica Atkins and 23-year-old Jesse James were due in court Friday on charges of felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily.
Authorities were alerted to suspected abuse on August 13 by doctors treating the child at Outer Banks Hospital. The boy was later flown to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk for care.
Police said Friday he remains in critical condition.
They live in a house in the 2000 block of 2041 Smithfield Street.
Authorities said the investigation continues and additional charges are pending.