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Sunday, July 29, 2018
Mother Charged with Murder After Her 2-Year-Old Daughter Dies Weighing 14 Lbs.
A Georgia mother was charged with the death of her daughter who, officials say, weighed 14 lbs. when she died.
At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Devin Moon called the Gwinnett County Police Department and told officers that her daughter Reygan, who was 2 years and 11 months old, was “unresponsive and cold to touch,” according to a press release from the department.
Moon allegedly told detectives her daughter was born with medical problems that prevented her from gaining weight. A child of Reygan’s age usually weighs between 26 and 38 lbs.
“[T]he cause of death was determined to be neglect (malnutrition),” according to the statement. “No other medical issues were discovered which could have led to Reygan’s death. Her weight at the time of death was 14 lbs.”
Moon reportedly worked as a dancer at a club and allegedly left her child alone while she worked, according to a report from local TV station WFMY2.
“During the investigation, detectives found she was leaving the child to go work, basically overnight shifts, on a regular basis,” Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Jake Smith told the TV station. He added that the child “was left at home alone for 10-12 hours most nights.”