Father arrested after son’s death ruled a homicide

Anthony James Brooks

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.

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