Sitter charged in baby's death

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 6:41 PM

Baby death investigation

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VIRGINIA BEACH - A Virginia Beach woman is charged in the death of a two-year-old child she was watching. 

Police say little Garrett King had been dropped off at 34-year-old Brenda Kay Garner's home on Pamlico Circle around 8:00 a.m. on November 14.  

Garner called for help when the child went unconscious, said police spokeswoman MPO Grazia Moyers.

He was taken to the hospital and died the next day.

The Medical Examiner’s Office determined he'd died of blunt force trauma, Moyers stated.

Garner was arrested on the 17th and charged with felony child abuse and neglect. She has a bond hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Tuesday morning.

Neighbors say the boy was loved by many on the block.
 
They also say his parents were friends with Garner and can't imagine this not being an accident.
 
"They're always playing and riding bicycles and things like that," said neighbor Terry Keenan. "It seems like she played with them a lot outside."
 

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