Rocky Mount mother charged in death of infant who suffered traumatic head injury

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
Mother charged in infant's 2020 death
Vonquetta Hilliard has been charged with second-degree murder.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- A mother has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of an infant who suffered a traumatic head injury last year.

On July 31, Rocky Mount police officers responded to a call in the 200 block of Kinlaw Court to assist an EMS call. Officers found the severely injured infant, who was taken to NASH UNC Health Care before being transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

The baby was pronounced dead at Vidant Medical Center on Aug. 1.

After a lengthy investigation and review of additional evidence and recently completed medical reports, Rocky Mount Police announced Friday that the child's mother, Vonquetta Hilliard, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Vonquetta Hilliard
Rocky Mount Police Department

Hilliard is in the Nash County Detention Facility on a $275,000 secured bond.