- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An uncle in Gwinnet County has been charged with felony murder in the death of his adopted niece.

WXIA-TV (https://on.11alive.com/1zCWQHB ) reports police arrested Rodney Hamilton after investigating the Jan. 30 death of his adopted child, Tamiah.

The girl was brought to Gwinnett Medical Center for a seizure, then transferred to an Atlanta hospital. Medical staff concluded her injuries could have been caused by another person.

Police said Hamilton told them he discovered Tamiah in bed with her mouth clenched shut. It was not clear Saturday whether he had an attorney.

The medical examiner concluded April 30 that the death was a homicide. After a second interview with police, Hamilton was charged with murder and first-degree cruelty to children. He was being held at the Gwinnett County jail.


Information from: WXIA-TV, https://www.11alive.com/

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