Mount Pleasant parents charged in starving death of child

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Charles Lewis Gordon IV and Ashley Nicole Gordon have been charged with homicide by child abuse after their youngest son, 9-month-old Andrew, was found dead in a soiled crib.

There's a couple turns about healthcare, post-traumatic stress, and genetic disorders in this story. The Post and Courier has some good reporting on the story; read it here.

Oh, and the paper mentions that the child had only been for one checkup as the family didn't have health care, it seems worth connecting that to stories about South Carolina's free healthcare programs for children have proven ineffective.

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