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Virginia woman charged with murder in 18-month-old daughter's death


PORTSMOUTH, Virginia — A Portsmouth woman has been charged in the death of her 18-month-old daughter

Media outlets report 21-year-old Joy T. Brown was charged with first-degree murder after her daughter was taken off life support at a hospital and died Monday.

Portsmouth police say officers responding to an emergency call found the girl unresponsive at her home Saturday.

Brown is in the custody of the Portsmouth sheriff's office. It wasn't immediately known whether she has an attorney.

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