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Date published: 5/4/2008


Anthony Lemontez King Jr., 22, is charged with felony murder, felony child abuse and causing injury to a child.

The child died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond as the result of an incident that occurred last week at the home of the baby's mother in Stafford.

Stafford sheriff's spokesman Bill Kennedy said the child died as the result of shaken-baby syndrome.

King was arrested Monday night before the baby died. The felony murder charge was added Wednesday, police said.

Spotsy hospital has new top executive

HCA has named an executive from one of its hospitals in western Virginia to lead its new Spotsylvania hospital.

Tim Tobin, president and chief executive officer of Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, will be the first chief executive officer of the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center beginning June 1.

Tobin, 47, has been the CEO at Alleghany since 2005. The hospital is licensed for 192 beds, though its average daily census is about 50 patients. It is located between Clifton Forge and Covington.

Tobin is a native of Richmond and the grandson of a doctor. His father was an executive for HCA and a former administrator at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond.

School locked down after kidnap attempt

Prospect Heights Middle School in Orange County went into lockdown Wednesday after an intruder tried to take a student from the building.

Orange County Sheriff Mark Amos said that at about 11:30 a.m., a female student was walking down a flight of stairs at the school from the second story to the first when a man grabbed her arm and tried to forcibly take her from the school.

The student was able to break free and run to the school's front office, where police were called and the school went into a high-security status.

The other schools in the county as well as the Education Center went into modified lockdown immediately following the incident, the sheriff said.

The intruder however, fled the school through a door at the bottom of the staircase, Amos said, and has not been found.

The man is described as black and in his 20s with short, curly hair. He is about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 160 pounds with a muscular build. He has a tattoo on one arm and a raised scar under one eye, and was last seen wearing jeans and a white tank top.

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