ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man charged in connection to the death of a 5-year-old Isle of Wight boy has entered a plea.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Georgette Phillips told 10 On Your Side Justin Cox entered an Alford plea for felony charges of child abuse – serious injury and involuntary manslaughter.
The plea means Cox does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction. A pre-sentence report has been ordered for March 19.
Charges against Cox and Hadley were upgraded to murder after Robertson passed away.
Hadley pleaded not guilty on Oct. 3 to charges of child abuse – serious injury and second-degree murder. Her trial was initially scheduled for Dec. 3, but was pupshed back to March 25.
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