Man faces murder charge related to Radford 2-year-old’s death
RADFORD, Va – A Radford man has been charged with murder nearly five months after the death of a 2-year-old child earlier this year. A grand jury indicted Andrew Byrd on a first-degree murder charge as well as charges for aggravated and malicious wounding and preventing someone from calling 911. The child’s mother Amanda Mitchell has also been indicted and faces six child abuse charges. Sergeant Emily Hite with the Radford City Police Department said this has not been an easy case for investigators, but the new charges help bring justice for the child’s family. Both Byrd and Mitchell have their next court appearances in Radford on October 5.