Richmond Couple Charged With Murder of 5-Week-Old Boy

The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges Tuesday in Martinez against a Richmond couple for the death of their 5-week-old boy last Thursday.

Defendants Ray Ray Darn, 35, and Marilyn Northington, 28, were also charged with felony child abuse and felony assault on a child causing death, along with an enhancement tied to the child abuse charge against them for willful harm causing injury or death. Their arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday.

The mother and father were arrested after police received a report at 6:30 p.m. Thursday from the Courtyard Marriott at 3150 Garrity Way about a couple rushing to the hospital with their infant who

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