Front Royal man charged in death of toddler, Warren County Sheriff's Office says

- A Front Royal man is facing charges for the death of a toddler in Front Royal, Virginia, police say.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office says a 22-month-old toddler died after going into cardiac arrest on Thursday.

They say the toddler was taken to the hospital by first responders, where the child later died.

Investigators say 28-year-old Chad Ritchie, of 908 Blue Mountain Rd. is facing charges of Second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and two counts of cruelty and injuries to children.

Additionally, 28-year-old Tabitha Zimmerman, of the same address is also facing two counts of cruelty and injuries to children, detectives say.

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Investigators also say there was another 22-month-old toddler, who was a sibling of the child who died, at the home. That child was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both Ritchie and Zimmerman are being held at RSW Regional Jail.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Warren County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 635-4128.

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