SC mom charged after son, 2, crushed by furniture

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say the mother of a 2-year-old boy has been charged with neglect in his death because she locked him in a bedroom and didn't check on him even after hearing a loud noise from the room. 

Greenville County sheriff's deputies say the crash was a chest of drawers falling on Chandler Shaver, crushing him around 11:30 p.m. on March 12. 

Investigators said 27-year-old Margie Shaver turned herself in Thursday to face a homicide by child neglect charge. 

Authorities say Shaver was not watching her son or her 4-year-old daughter when the boy was killed. The girl has been taken into emergency custody. 

Shaver is awaiting a bond hearing. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney.
 

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