Portsmouth, Va. – A Portsmouth mother faces first-degree murder charges after the death of her 1-month-old baby boy on Wednesday.
Police arrested and charged 36-year-old Keisha Christina Holmes Wednesday evening after searching the home following the boy’s death.
Police and medics received an emergency call from a home on Woodstock Street around 12:54 on Wednesday that said the boy was not breathing.
Medics attempted to resuscitate the infant, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 1:29 P.M. The body was taken to the Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy which found the boy died as a result of asphyxiation.
Holmes is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.