SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) - An Isle of Wight couple is due in court Wednesday for an arraignment. The parents are being held without bond following allegations of abuse involving their four-month-old twin girls. One of the twins, Piper, died at CHKD Tuesday.
Mary Leann Webb and Robert Molinski have been charged with felony child neglect, the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office said.
WAVY TV 10 was there as deputies arrested Webb and Molinski Tuesday afternoon at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk.
Emergency crews were called out to 10476 Stallings Creek Drive in Smithfield at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 12. Molinski reported his daughter wasn't breathing.
CPR was performed and Piper was transported to CHKD via Nightingale helicopter.
The infant's twin, Ella, was also taken to CHKD the same day. Investigators determined both were victims of severe child abuse and neglect.
Piper was reportedly short of breath, appeared malnourished and had bruising on her body. Gaddis added that Ella suffered similar injuries.
Both girls suffered skull fractures, fractured ribs and bruising. Piper also suffered burns on the soles of her feet, according to investigators.
Ella remains at CHKD in stable condition.
The Sheriff's Office and Child Protective Services are conducting a joint investigation.
The Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office says that the infants were living with both parents in the home of their maternal grandfather at Stallings Creek Drive in Smithfield. The family just moved to Smithfield from Newport News about a month ago.
Gaddis said only the parents face charges, adding that there is no indication the twin's grandfather was involved.
"He's been very cooperative with us throughout the entire investigation, so I don't anticipate any charges against him," Gaddis said.
Investigators served a search warrant Monday night, bringing items out of the home in brown bags, among them a golf club wrapped in plastic.
Authorities said a four-year-old child, who also lives in the home, showed no signs of abuse or neglect.
Both Webb and Molinski will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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