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UPDATE: Baby Found Dead in Home, Charges Dismissed

UPDATE 5/13//13
HARTS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charges have been dismissed against the parents of an infant baby found dead in her crib.

On December 16, 2009, Jeremy and Cora Wiley's three-month-old baby was discovered dead in her crib at their home along Big Harts Creek Road. An autopsy later revealed the baby died of natural causes.

In January 2010, the parents were charged with two counts of child neglect creating a risk of injury.

West Virginia State Police said the parents are not responsible for the death; but they are responsible for the filthy conditions in which the infant and another 2-year-old child were living.

According to troopers the home had no central heating and trash, food and debris were all over the house.

The prosecutor determined although the infant passed away the parents could still be held responsible.

Lincoln County Circuit Court officials say the charges were dropped back in January after the case was not presented to three terms of the grand jury.



ORIGINAL STORY 1/14/10
HARTS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A mom and a dad are facing charges of child neglect, and police discovered the conditions under the worst of circumstances.

Jeremy and Cora Wiley's three-month-old baby was discovered dead in her crib on December 16th, at their home along Big Harts Creek Road. An autopsy revealed the baby died of natural causes.

West Virginia State Police say the parents are not responsible for the death; but they are responsible for the filthy conditions in which the infant and another 2-year-old child were living.

According to police the living conditions were not sanitary. The home had no central heating and trash, food and debris were all over the house.

As a result of about a month-long investigation, West Virginia State Police charged both parents with child neglect creating risk of injury.

The parents are facing two charges each, one for each child. The prosecutor determined although the infant passed away the parents could still be held responsible.

The Wiley’s were arraigned Thursday morning, both have been released on bond.


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