Police: Va. mother charged after autopsy shows infant's abuse, grape removed from throat
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WSET) -- A mother in Colonial Heights has been arrested and charged after an autopsy on her three-week daughter came back this week.
WTVR reported that three-week-old Lailah Bradford suffered two skull fractures, bleeding on her eye, and swelling on her brain.
Sade Danyell Evans, 30, of Colonial Heights was charged with her daughter's murder this week.
Police initially were called to her townhome on September 2, 2017 when she reported that her infant was having trouble breathing, but when police got there, she told them that she found Lailah's bassinet on its side and the baby face down on the floor.
Court documents, obtained by WTVR, show that officers performed CPR and she was taken to the Southside Regional Medical Center where doctors removed a grape from her throat.
She was then taken to VCU Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
A child abuse expert said Lailah's injuries were consistent with non-accidental trauma.
Evans is being held at Riverside Regional Jail without bond.