Brookhaven police have charged a couple with felony murder in the death of an 8-month-old baby girl.

Shavone Whitehead
Edward Wilson

Shavone Nicole Whitehead, the mother of the child, and her boyfriend, Edward Fair Wilson, were charged with felony murder Aug. 30. Autopsy results show that Kamonine Whitehead, the 8-month-old infant, had been severely beaten and died from traumatic brain injury.

Whitehead and Wilson were last month staying at the Microtel Inn and Suites on Corporate Boulevard in Brookhaven when police responded Aug. 1 to a call of a child not breathing. The officers and medics were able to revive Kamonine and she was transported to Eggleston Children’s Hospital. Officers reported they noticed bruising on the child and charged Whitehead and Wilson with cruelty to children.

Kamonine died two weeks later due to her injuries, on Aug. 13, at the hospital.

Whitehead and Wilson remain in the DeKalb County jail where they have been since their initial arrest last month.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.