By Associated Press - Monday, March 8, 2021

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Virginia say that a man has been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of a boy who died more than a year ago.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the man turned himself in Sunday night in the city of Portsmouth.

Police said that Keilynd R. Rice, 28, surrendered at the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office and is being held at the Portsmouth City Jail. He faces charges that include second-degree murder and and neglect of a child. It’s unclear if he has hired an attorney.

Police said the child died in February of 2020. Authorities have released few details about the case. Portsmouth police spokeswoman Victoria Varnedoe said investigators have no additional information to release because of the nature of the incident.

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