A South Carolina couple faces charges in connection with the death of a 2-day-old little girl and the newborn’s mother faces a murder charge. Officials say the mother drugged her infant with meth, killing her.7881774_G

Kelli Noelle Smith-Durham, 27, charged with with murder by child abuse and four counts of unlawful neglect of child and her boyfriend Shane Ray Fuller, 42, is charged with child neglect. The couple’s daughter Gracie Mae Fuller was born November 17 and died just two days later.

The county coroner determined cause of death to be drug intoxication after discovering high levels of methamphetamine in newborn’s system. They were arrested in February and investigators said the 2-day-old baby died at a home in the Simpsonville area, which Fuller and Smith-Durham shared with three other children, ages 2, 3 and 7.

Deputies said the death happened at a home on Harrison Bridge Road in the Simpsonville area.

Fuller and Smith-Durham and three other young children lived in the home, which deputies said was deplorable and had no electricity.

The three other children, ages 2, 3 and 7, were placed in DSS custody.

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – A Greenville County mother and a man who were charged in connection with a 2-day-old baby’s death are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

According to court dockets, Shane Ray Fuller and Kelli Noelle Smith-Durham are expected to have a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning at the Greenville County Courthouse.

Smith-Durham was charged with murder/ homicide by child abuse and four counts of unlawful neglect of child.

Fuller was also charged with four counts of unlawful neglect of child.

Greenville County deputies filed the charges following the investigation into 2-day-old Gracie May Fuller’s Nov. 19, 2014 death.

Coroner Parks Evans determined the cause of death to be drug intoxication.

Deputies said the baby had high levels of methamphetamine in her system.

Deputies said the death happened at a home on Harrison Bridge Road in the Simpsonville area.

Fuller and Smith-Durham and three other young children lived in the home, which deputies said was deplorable and had no electricity.

The three other children, ages 2, 3 and 7, were placed in DSS custody.

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Greenville County deputies said a mother and her boyfriend have been charged in a 2-day-old baby’s death, which occurred in Nov. 2014.

Deputies said they were called to an address on Harrison Bridge Road in the Simpsonville area on Nov. 19 after the baby girl passed away.

Subsequent tests showed the baby had high levels of methamphetamine in her system, deputies said.

Greenville County coroner Parks Evans identified the baby as Gracie May Fuller. Evans determined the cause of death to be drug intoxication. The manner of death was ruled as homicide.

The mother, Kelli Noelle Smith-Durham, also tested positive for the drug, deputies said.

Deputies said the boyfriend, and Shane Ray Fuller, and three young children were all living in the house, which deputies said was deplorable, had no power and was being heated by propane canister heaters.

The children, ages 2,3, and 7, were placed in an alternate caregiver’s custody by DSS.

After a full investigation, deputies said Smith-Durham was charged with murder by child abuse and four counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

Fuller was also charged with four counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

Both are being held in the Greenville County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond.

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/28119621/mother-charged-with-murder-by-child-abuse-in-2-day-old-babys-death

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    Do you know where this goes on in your neighborhood? Got IPC?