Earlier this month, a 2-month-old boy was found unresponsive at his home in Rocky Mount. Through an autopsy, his death was determined by abusive head trauma. The child’s biological father, Kahlid Mohammed Whitehead, was charged with first-degree murder, being held without bond.
On Thursday, the mother of the child, Keyona Mercer, 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and felony obstruction. She is being held under no bond.
Written by Clarke Jones