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Christiansburg man charged with murder after death of 2-year-old boy

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Published: Jan. 14, 2019 at 1:09 PM EST
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Update:

A Christiansburg man has been charged with murder after the death of a two-year-old boy.

Christiansburg Police held a press conference Friday morning announcing additional charges to McKenzie Hellman.

Hellman's charges include:

-Felony murder,

-Two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a child less than 13 years of age

-Solicitation of a minor less than 15 years of age for sexual purposes -Accessory to inanimate object sexual penetration of a person less than 13 years of age

-Accessory to forcible sodomy by engaging in fellatio with a child less than 13 years of age

-Possession of child pornography

-Accessory before the fact to distribution of child pornography -Accessory before the fact to production of child pornography.

Hellman is being held without bond along with

at Western Virginia Regional Jail.

Original Story:

A Christiansburg man has been charged after a 2-year-old in his care was found to be unresponsive.

Christiansburg Police and Christiansburg Rescue responded to call around 9:15 p.m. Friday in reference to child who had fallen and was unresponsive at a home in the 400 block of Zinc Lane.

According to a release from Christiansburg police, officers found a 2-year-old boy lying unresponsive on the floor. Officers and Rescue members immediately began CPR.

After several minutes, a heartbeat was detected and the child was transported via ambulance to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery and later airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The child, whose name is not being released, remained unresponsive throughout the weekend before being pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, the release stated.

A police investigation revealed that the child's injuries were not consistent with a fall, as described in the initial report, the release added.

McKenzie Kyle Hellman, 25, of Christiansburg, was arrested and charged with one count of felony child abuse, the release stated. Hellman, who is not related to the child, was watching the child at the time.

Hellman is being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail. Additional charges may be pending, the release stated.