Virginia man charged with murder of 3-week-old son

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HOPEWELL, Va. – A father has been charged with murder five months after the death of his three-week-old infant.

According to police, at approximately 10 p.m. on June 10, officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in the 200 block of S. 13th Avenue, for an unresponsive three-week-old boy.

The child was subsequently transported to the John Randolph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Members from the Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit, the Hopewell Department of Social Services and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, responded and initiated an investigation of the matter.

After a five month, multi-agency investigation and an autopsy, a warrant of arrest for first-degree murder was issued for 21-year-old David Anthony Gans, the father of the infant.

U.S. Marshals arrested Gans on Wednesday afternoon, and he was transported to the Riverside Regional Jail.

U.S. Marshals also arrested Angelo Gans, age 24, and Kadisha Gans, age 22, both of Hopewell, on charges of failing to provide medical treatment in conjunction with the infant’s death.

Gans is currently being held without bond prior to his arraignment.

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