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Mother, boyfriend charged in death of Norfolk 2-year-old

They said 23-year-old Shelby R. Love and her boyfriend, 33-year-old John Tucker Hardee have both been charged with felony child abuse and neglect.

NORFOLK, Va. (WSET) -- Police have charged two people with the death of a two-year-old in Norfolk.

They said 23-year-old Shelby R. Love and her boyfriend, 33-year-old John Tucker Hardee have both been charged with felony child abuse and neglect.

Love is the child's mother, police said.

They said dispatchers got a call about an unresponsive child around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 and first responders found that the child had burns on various parts of her body.

Police said they are investigating the incident as an undetermined death.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine an exact cause of death.

Love and Hardee are both being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

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