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


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.

Tyler Barker

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