Pennsylvania mother charged in death of 3-year-old daughter

Authorities say a Berks County mother is facing charges for allegedly strangling her 3-year-old daughter to death inside the family's home early Thursday morning. 

Solange White, 32, has been charged with criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated assault. 

Officers from the Exeter Township Police Department were called to a home on the 100 block of West 46th Street just before 4 a.m. Thursday for reports of a toddler who was not breathing. 

Investigators say responding officers performed CPR on the child, but she was later pronounced dead at Reading Hospital. 


An initial investigation found that White allegedly strangled her daughter, according to police. She was taken into custody during the investigation and charged hours later. 

Police say other family members were inside the home during the incident and one of them called 911 for help. 

Neighbors who spoke to FOX 29 were shaken by the girl's death, including one woman who said she saw the toddler before she left for camp on Wednesday.