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Two charged in death of 2-year-old girl

Angel Lamm Kirby, 21, and Matthew John Redance, 24, both of 3701 Ashbrook Drive, Apt. 603, are charged with first-degree murder.

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WILSON, N.C. — Two people have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old Wilson girl, police said Tuesday. 

Angel Lamm Kirby, 21, and Matthew John Redance, 24, both of 3701 Ashbrook Drive, Apt. 603, are charged with first-degree murder of Alyssia Lynn Kirby.

Police said the two called 911 on Nov. 29 to report that Kirby's 2-year-old daughter was unresponsive. Kirby and Redance flagged down a Wilson officer, who escorted them to the Wilson Medical Center. The child was pronounced dead upon arrival.

An autopsy determined the girl died as a result of injuries not consistent with natural causes, police said.

After further investigation, Kirby and Redance were arrested on Monday. They were being held Tuesday in the Wilson County jail without bond.

Police are continuing to investigate the girl's death. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 252-399-2327 or 252-399-2331 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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