Father pleads guilty to second degree murder in infant’s death

Arthur L. Smith, Jr. (Photo credit: Suffolk Police)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A father was sentenced to 14 years behind bars in connection to the death of his infant child.

Arthur Lee Smith, Jr. pleaded guilty on July 26 to second degree murder.

On Tuesday, December 23, officers responded to a home in the 6200 block of Bewells Point Road for a report of an unresponsive infant. The child was taken to the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, where he was later pronounced dead.

Father charged with murder in baby death investigation

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