DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Police Department says a teenager has been charged with the murder of a child in an incident that occurred in August 2022.

According to Danville Police, a 13-year-old was charged with first-degree murder after an investigation of the juvenile’s alleged confession earlier this week in regard to suffocating a 4-year-old.

The investigation began in August of 2022 when officers responded to a home where a 4-year-old was found unresponsive. The child was immediately taken to the SOVAH Health in Danville before being airlifted to another medical facility where they later passed away.

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The teen will be transferred to the W. W. Moore Detention Center pending trial.