#childabuse | Detroit mom charged with murder in death of 1-year-old son

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit mother has been charged with murder in the death of her 1-year-old son last week.

According to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, 20-year-old Rhionna Nichols is charged with felony murder and first degree child abuse and torture.

Police say they were called to the home on Kentucky St. around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 on a report of a medical emergency. Further investigation revealed what they believed to be a child abuse incident.

The 20-month-old child was taken to a hospital but later died from his injuries.

“I heard the fire truck and I saw EMS, then I saw a lady run out,” a witness at the scene said.

Nichols is expected to be arraigned on Monday afternoon.



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