Father charged with killing infant daughter

Andrew Givens
Andrew Givens

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk father is charged with killing his infant daughter.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to the 1100 block of Hethersett Drive on Feb. 13 for a medical call concerning a 5-month-old. The baby girl, identified as Gabrielle Givens, was taken to Children’s Hospital of Kings Daughters where she died two days later, according to Norfolk Police.

The medical examiner determined her death was a homicide by a blunt force head injury. Police arrested the child’s father, Andrew Givens, and charged him with murder in the second degree.

Givens had his first court appearance Tuesday morning, where he was arraigned on the charge. He is scheduled to be back in court on April 22.

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