The death of a child is shocking to a community and to the family left behind. Murder accusations can follow someone permanently, even if a conviction is never obtained. Two people are likely in for a challenging legal battle in North Carolina after they were accused of being responsible for the death of their 2-year-old child. They are now facing criminal charges of murder in the first-degree and two additional counts of felony child abuse.
Authorities responded to a call at a home in Mooresville last March where the child was reportedly found dead. The circumstances surrounding the child's death have not been divulged. Authorities have released little information and have refused to state the child's cause of death.
There is also no word on why it took authorities almost a year to arrest the parents. The couple moved out of the state since the death, but they are now currently undergoing the extradition process. Law enforcement in the state of South Carolina assisted the Mooresville Police with the arrests.
No matter what type of criminal charges someone is facing, they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This couple will have the right to fight against these accusations in a North Carolina courtroom. Not only are they dealing with the loss of their child, they are now required to defend themselves against three felony criminal charges. Seeking assistance could help them navigate the process and assist them in mounting a strong and meaningful criminal defense.
Source: wcnc.com, "Parents charged in 2-year-old's death," Joe Marusak, Feb. 7, 2013