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Grimesland Couple Plead Guilty In Death Of Toddler

A mother has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of her son, while her boyfriend has agreed to a guilty plea of second degree murder.

Denise Garcia and Steven Foreman made the pleas this afternoon during a hearing at the Pitt County Detention Center.

The child, 2-year-old Da'Jon Roundtree, was found dead July 3rd in the couple's Grimesland mobile home.

The two reported the boy's death to authorities in Caroline County, VA. Deputies found the boy wrapped in a blanket in the couple's Grimesland trailer. An autopsy says Da'jon died from a non-accidental head injury.

Judge Russell Duke sentenced Foreman to serve between 12 and 15 years in prison, while Garcia was sentenced to serve between 16 and 20 months in prison.


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