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No Homicide Charge in SIDS Case (access required)

On reconsideration, a Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses an indictment charging defendant daycare worker with felony homicide in the death of a seven-week old infant who died of SIDS after being placed on his stomach to sleep. The child’s certificate of death stated the cause of death was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In 1993, the General Assembly codified ...

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