Mercer County Parents Charged In The Death Of 21-Month-Old Child


UPDATE: A trial date has been set for a West Virginia couple charged with murder and neglect after authorities said their toddler appeared to have been starved to death.

It has been reported that Christy Moore and Corey Moore are now scheduled to stand trail May 14. The delay was due to Corey Moore’s attorney requesting a mental health evaluation that’s set for Tuesday.


PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – A Mercer County couple has been arrested after their 21-month-old child died after being malnourished.

Corey Steven Moore, 29 and Christy Ann Moore, 26 are charged with child neglect resulting in death.  Deputies say, the 21-month-old child, was unresponsive and brought to Princeton Community Hospital on Thursday afternoon.

The child lost about 14-18 pounds since November 1. The child was malnourished and pale.   The parents said the child refused to eat.

Both are being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 25,000 dollar bond.

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