A Winchester grand jury indicted Nija Johnson, 18, of Winchester Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge. Johnson is charged in the death of her 6-month-old daughter Natalia Johnson. On January 20th around 1:30 p.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Sherlock Trace in reference to a baby in cardiac arrest. The infant was taken to Winchester Medical Center and was then flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital where she later died on January 23rd.
An investigation revealed Nija Johnson caused the death of Natalia. The investigation is ongoing and the details of the case will be released during court proceedings.
Nija Johnson was arrested just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the first block of Raleigh Court following the direct indictment. She was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.