Tamiya Tashaun Tomlin starved infant son to death: Cops

Tamiya Tashaun Tomlin mugshot and appearing in court on Tuesday (Guilford County Jail and WGHP screenshot)

A 24-year-old mother in North Carolina may be facing the death penalty for allegedly starving one of her 5-month-old sons to death on Christmas Day while police say the victim’s emaciated twin brother was only hours away from meeting the same horrific fate. Tamiya Tashaun Tomlin on Monday was formally charged with one count of first-degree murder in her infant son’s death, records reviewed by Law&Crime show.

Tomlin was first taken into custody on Dec. 28, 2022, and charged with two counts of felony child abuse resulting in serious physical injury. She has remained incarcerated at the Guilford County Jail since her arrest.

A report from the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office obtained by High Point, North Carolina, Fox affiliate WGHP, stated that Tomlin on Christmas Day last year called 911 and reported that she found one of her infant sons unresponsive in her home located in the 4000 block of McIntosh Street in Greensboro, which is about 90 miles northeast of Charlotte.

According to the report, Tomlin claimed that she had recently fed both of the twins before putting them down for a nap. She then fell asleep herself.

“When she woke up a couple hours later, her blankets were soiled and she looked at one of her twins and he was not breathing, so she called 9-1-1,” the report from the DA’s office states, per WGHP. “First responders took the twins to the hospital. One of the twins was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officers as well as crime scene investigators noted that the five-month-old was skin and bones, could see where his joints were visible, and he appeared to be very malnourished.”

Tamiya Tashaun Tomlin starved infant son to death: Cops

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