Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dad charged with homicide in death of 14-year-old son (Hampton, Viriginia)

Dad is identified as ANTHONY JAMES BROOKS. Notice that there is no mention of a mother in the home, and that CPS now has the kids. What happened to Mom? Is this a single father? How and why did he apparently have custody?


Father arrested after son’s death ruled a homicide

By Jane Wertz
Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:08 pm

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:05 pm

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A Hampton father is now charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with his teenage son’s death.

Police were called to a home in the 800 block of Teach Street the morning of October 28 and arrived to find 14-year-old Antonio J. Brooks dead inside. In October, Sgt. Jason Price said there were four other children inside the home. They were handed over to child protective services.

The child’s father, Anthony James Brooks, was arrested the same day on one count of child neglect.

Months later, an autopsy determined the death to be a homicide and a warrant was issued for Brooks’ arrest. Brooks was arrested on March 21 on the new charge.

He is in the custody of the Hampton Sheriff’s Office.