NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Police say a 4-year-old girl was killed by her mother's boyfriend, 23-year-old Carl M. Cottee, Jr.
According to Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department, Cottee was arrested Friday and charged with murder, child neglect and cruelty and injuries to the child.
The child was found not breathing in the 800 block of Sundown Lane Thursday morning. Responders said she had signs of trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
At the time, Cottee was babysitting the 4-year-old.
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