5-year-old boy on life support at CHKD passes away; mother arrested

Alexander Levi Robertson. Photo courtesy of his family.

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — A 5-year-old boy who was placed on life support earlier this month has passed away, according to the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s office.

Lt. T. Potter in a release writes, “It is with great sadness that we must inform you that the 5-year-old involved in this investigation has passed away. The child died at approximately 9:53 pm. The body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Norfolk for an autopsy. Investigators will be meeting later today with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in regard to this case. ”

Levi Robertson was flown to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters on Jan. 8. Deputies with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office had been called out to a house on Yellow Hammer Road for a 5-year-old who was not breathing.

Robertson’s mother, 32 year-old Jaye Hadley, was later arrested and charged with child abuse. A second suspect, 33-year-old Justin Cox, was arrested and charged with child neglect.

Left to Right: Jaye Hadley and Justin Cox were charged after a 5-year-old boy was flown to the hospital and placed on life support. Hadley was charged with child abuse,, while Cox was later arrested and charged with child neglect. (Credit: Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office.)

Robertson’s family confirmed that the 5-year-old passed away Tuesday night. More charges are expected to be filed.

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