NORFOLK, Va. — A 24-year-old Norfolk woman was arrested Sunday and charged in the death of a 20-month-old toddler, according to WTKR.
Norfolk Police say Emily Defries identified herself as the stepmother of the 20-month-old girl. She was babysitting her and two other children on Sunday.
Defries called 911 around 5:36 p.m. Sunday and told dispatchers she found the girl at the bottom of the steps inside the home.
Medics responded and transported the girl to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Defries told investigators that she had periodically checked on the girl while she was sleeping upstairs.