Man charged with death of baby

A Prince William Circuit Court grand jury indicted a man Monday for the murder of an infant who was 11 days away from her first birthday. The baby was apparently his girlfriend’s daughter, although prosecutors did not confirm that relationship.

James Trainor, 20, of 8580 Cold Harbor Loop near Manassas Park, was indicted on charges of felony murder and felony child abuse, said Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert in a telephone interview Tuesday.

Alexus Olyvia Bellamy, born Jan. 17, 2002, died Friday as a result of injuries suffered late December.

“The medical examiner says it’s a case of shaken baby syndrome,” Ebert said. “[She] had other injuries to the body indicative of child abuse.”

He refused to say whether prosecutors consider the baby’s death premeditated.

Trainor was directly indicted by a grand jury and is being held at the Prince William/Manassas regional jail. His trial date will be set Friday morning, Ebert said.

Ebert refused to comment on any penalty he might seek in prosecuting the case or whether the infant’s mother will be charged.

A Dec. 27 affidavit for a search warrant filed in Prince William Circuit Court by Prince William police Detective Michael A. Porter states that on that day, “rescue and police personnel responded to the complaint of an 11-month-old infant who was unconscious.”

The affidavit states that the infant’s caretaker told police that he went to the bathroom and when he came out the baby was laying unconscious at the bottom of a four-step stairwell.

“He advised that he picked the child up and shook the child to awaken the infant with no success,” the affidavit reads. “The caretaker then called 911.”

Bellamy’s body was covered with bruises “inconsistent with falling down four steps,” the affidavit states.

Bellamy was taken to Prince William Hospital and later flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital. She died at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

During a Dec. 27 search, police seized one bottle of Children’s Motrin, one carpet sample, one soiled diaper, one bottle of spaghetti and beef baby food, one sippy cup filled with white liquid, two Playtex bottles, four blankets from a crib, one Elmo car seat toy, one pair of baby’s pajamas and one bed sheet.

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