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Posted on: August 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 08-24-2020 Father charged with homicide in death of three-month old


Danville Police charged Danville resident Antoine Juwan Jefferson, 22, with felony homicide and felony child abuse in the death of his three-month-old son. Police arrested Jefferson Friday in Danville without incident.

This investigation began August 9, 2020, when the parents drove the infant to the hospital for treatment because the child was unresponsive. Medical staff at Sovah Health - Danville notified the police.

The hospital transferred the infant to Duke University Medical Center, where he died August 12.

Police immediately began a thorough investigation that resulted in Friday’s charges based on evidence collected and collaboration with the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact us at 434-793-0000 or use our crime tips app CARE at

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