Something is very fishy here. Granted, there is a very remote chance that this was a freak accident. But the statistical likelihood in very low. Toddlers are resillient creatures. They fall all the time while playing, which result in minor bumps and bruises. But unless this child was "playing" and fell twenty feet, the chances of her receiving a fatal injury are virtually non-existent. So I'm not inclined to believe Dad MARCUS BRANTLEY's cover story. Especially when we know that statistics on fathers, abusive head trauma, and child mortality. But it seems that the authorities--so far--are going to let a killer dad plead guilty to "neglect" and then walk.
By the way, where was this girl's mom? Did a mother live in this home?
VB dad charged in toddler's death
Updated: Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012, 12:02 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012, 12:02 PM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A Virginia Beach father is facing a child neglect charge Tuesday after his toddler died of a head injury, according to police.
Grazia Moyers with the Virginia Beach Police Department said Marcus Dewayne Brantley, 24, called Emergency Communications to report his 14-month-old daughter, Melanie Brantley, was unresponsive on Aug. 15.
Police then responded to the Brantley home along Aylesbury Drive around 7:30 p.m.
Moyers said it was reported that Melanie fell while playing and hit her head. Marcus Brantley reportedly placed ice on Melanie’s head and then put her in her crib. She was later found unresponsive.
According to police, Melanie was transported to a local hospital, where she died days later.
Marcus Brantley has been arrested and charged with felony child neglect. Moyers said he is being held without bond at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. T
he incident remains under investigation.