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Woman arrested after 3-year-old girl dies suspiciously in home

Posted at 12:50 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 18:25:44-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond woman was arrested and charged with felony child neglect following the suspicious death of a three-year-old girl. Danielle L. Turner, 24, of Chamberlayne Avenue, was arrested following the child's death early Monday morning.

Danielle L. Turner (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Danielle L. Turner (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

"Officers were called by the Richmond Ambulance Authority to the 3900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for a call of a child who was unconscious but breathing," Richmond Police spokesperson James Mercante said. "The child, Latrice Walden, 3, of the 5800 block of Orcutt Lane, died from her injuries after being transported to a local hospital."

Police were called to the home at about 4:38 a.m. Monday.

Turner was a friend of child's family, police said.

"Additional charges are pending in connection to the death of Walden," Mercante said.

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