Virginia drug addict parents, Eugene Chandler and Shaleigh Brumfield indicted in the drug overdose of their two month old baby daughter.
A grand jury indicted Eugene Chandler, 27, and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield for homicide and child neglect on Tuesday, June 25.
Police say they received a call for help on November 24, 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found baby girl unresponsive in the arms of Chandler.
Officers arriving at the couple’s Danville residence, sought to 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 NBC12 reported.
The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Danville, Virginia baby intoxicated after sleeping next to her drug using parents:
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.’
Not immediately clear is how frequently the parents had been using and whether family members or friends had brought their use to child protection services. It remained unclear if the agency were working on the parent’s case and whether attempts of sobriety and rehab were put on the table.
Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, the Detective Division at (434) 799-6508, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.