DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (TCD) — Police arrested a 38-year-old man this week accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old child.
On May 27 at around 10:50 p.m., officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to an apartment in the 2100 block of County Road and found the toddler, Nychelle Pettus, unresponsive. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several months later, on Sept. 29, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Pettus’ death a homicide due to traumatic head injuries.
Police identified Kevin Robinson as the primary suspect. He reportedly lives with his girlfriend, the victim’s mother, and was alone with the toddler when the girl was injured.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, police arrested Robinson on charges of second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, and other related charges. He remains held in the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.