Brookhaven infant's parents charged with felony murder

BROOKHAVEN, GA – Brookhaven Police detectives are charging Shavone Nicole Whitehead and Edward Fair Wilson with felony murder in connection with the death of Whitehead’s daughter, 8-month-old Kamonine Whitehead last month.

Police questioned Whitehead and Wilson for their alleged involvement in the Aug. 1 beating of the infant. She died nearly 2 weeks later.

Police initially responded to the Microtel Inn and Suites at 1840 Corporate Boulevard on the evening of Aug. 1 to a report of an infant unconscious and not breathing. When officers arrived, they rendered first aid until medics arrived. Once emergency medical technicians were on the scene, and the child was stabilized enough for transport, medics took the child to the hospital.

Officers said they noticed bruises on the child’s body which were consistent with signs of child abuse. Although both Whitehead and Wilson denied criminal involvement, the two were arrested and charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

The felony charges are in addition to the earlier charges.

After nearly 2 weeks in the intensive care unit, little Kamonine died on Aug. 13. An autopsy by the DeKalb Medical Examiners Office determined the cause of death was traumatic brain injury caused by acceleration and deceleration of the victim’s head. The medical examiner also said the child had other injuries including several broken ribs which were in the healing stage.

Both Whitehead and Wilson remain in the DeKalb County Jail. 

(© 2016 WXIA)


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