Woman accused of child's death goes to court

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PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Wednesday morning the Petersburg babysitter accused in the death of a 7-month-old girl is expected in court.

Fifty-four-year-old Linda Grant is facing a murder charge after the medical examiner ruled 7-month-old Ke'azia Peterson died from being beaten in the head.

This all happened earlier this year. We're told that Peterson had been in Linda Grant's care for less than two weeks before the incident happened.

Originally, police say Grant told them Peterson had fallen off a futon and was not responding, but the day the little 7-month-old was laid to rest in March the medical examiner had a different cause of death.

Wednesday's court hearing is scheduled to start at 9 am.

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