Pender Co. deputies investigate after 5-year-old girl dies from assault

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A 5-year-old child has died from her injuries following an assault earlier this week in Watha.

Pender County Sheriff’s Office say Monday at approximately 6 a.m., deputies were contacted by medical staff at Pender Memorial Hospital regarding a 5-year-old girl who was present in the Emergency Room with injuries consistent with an assault.

According the incident report, the victim had been strangled and raped.

The child was in critical condition. She died as a result of her injuries Wednesday.

The case is being investigated as a homicide. No one has been arrested in connection to the assault at this time.

Meanwhile, deputies are also investigating after a Willard woman shot herself and her 14-year-old son late Thursday.

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