10-Year-Old Arrested, Charged In Death of 2-Year-Old Cousin By Marion County Detectives

By  //  September 8, 2016

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Detectives have arrested a 10-year-old in connection with the death of his 2-year-old cousin in Marion County. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office Image)

MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA –  Detectives have arrested a 10-year-old in connection with the death of his 2-year-old cousin in Marion County.

Berhaun Blyden was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of 2-year-old Journee Blyden.

Journee was found unresponsive at an Ocala home on June 21, taken to the hospital with severe head trauama and died from her injuries.

Witnesses originally told detectives Journee had fallen out of a playpen, but a medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.

Detectives determined from interviews with witnesses that her 10-year-old cousin was responsible for her injuries.

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