SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The mother of a 2-year-old girl who died after eating a drug out of a candy dish has been charged in her daughter's death.
Destiny Riddick was found unresponsive in July 2011 and pronounced dead shortly after. Investigators say she ingested suboxone kept in a candy dish at her step-grandmother and her boyfriend's home.
Kimberly Artis, 39 and Steven Bullock, 51 were arrested last June in connection with the toddler's death.
Thursday, Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said Destiny's mother, 32-year-old Lakesha Lanika Riddick was arrested on charges of second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and abuse and neglect of children.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.