Mom, boyfriend charged after baby and sister die in Rocky Mount, police say


ROCKY MOUNT, NC (WNCN) – A Rocky Mount mother and her boyfriend were charged in the deaths of their infant son and daughter Saturday morning, police said.

The incident was reported as an “emergency call”. around 9:20 a.m. at the 900 block of Drew Streetaccording to a press release from Rocky Mount Police.

EMS was called because of two unresponsive children, police said.

After emergency workers arrived, they took a 3-month-old boy and his 1-year-old sister to UNC Nash Healthcare, the press release said.

The two children were pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

On Saturday evening, the police said the suspicious deaths had been classified as homicides.

According to a police press release, Zharia Noel and Ahmene Butler, both 21, have been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and child molestation.

Noel and Butler each received a $100,000 unsecured bond.

Police said the case is still under investigation.

“Additional charges may be pending and awaiting reports from the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office,” the press release said.

The police did not name the children.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/mom-boyfriend-charged-after-baby-boy-and-sister-die-in-rocky-mount-police-say/ Mom, boyfriend charged after baby and sister die in Rocky Mount, police say


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