Lynchburg mother, teen brother indicted for 2023 shooting death of 12-year-old girl

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A Lynchburg grand jury has indicted the mother and brother of Malaysia Solomon after the 12-year-old was shot and killed in her home back in February 2023.

Solomon’s mom, Karita Winston and Solomon’s 16-year-old brother are now behind bars more than a year after the incident occurred.

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12-year-old Malaysia Solomon (WSLS 10)

If you recall back to the day of the incident, warrants showed the mom had posted a video of people dancing and singing around while waving guns just an hour before Malaysia was shot and killed.

The mom is being charged with child abuse or neglect causing serious injury, disregard for human life and child endangerment.

The brother is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Both are being held without bond.

The Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Office said the investigation is still ongoing and are asking anyone with additional information to contact the Lynchburg Police Department.

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