FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A woman is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse after police found 9-year-old Zamarie Chance unconscious at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Saturday.
FPD responded to the hotel after a guest called 911 around 10:30 a.m.
Police arrested 35-year-old Crystal Matthews, and Chance was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police did not comment on the manner of death except to say it was not a shooting.
Matthews is being held in Cumberland County jail without bond, and is expected to make her first court appearance on Monday.