The drug-addled parents of a two-month-old baby who died from a heroin and cocaine overdose have been charged with murder.
A grand jury indicted Eugene Chandler, 27, and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield for homicide and child neglect on Tuesday, June 25 in Danville, Virginia.
Police say they received a call for help in November 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found baby girl unresponsive in the arms of Chandler.
Though there were no obvious signs of physical trauma to the infant, the department immediately began a death investigation.
The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Police said the toxicology results from the child’s system indicated enough heroin and cocaine to result in her death.
Police found evidence of drug use in the house and an autopsy ruled the baby girl’s cause of death was due to an ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping.’
Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.