Ga. toddler dies; mother charged

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — An 18-month-old girl found by Gwinnett County police in a closet with her mother has died, and the woman has been charged with child cruelty.

Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli says officers had been called to the home near Lawrenceville on Friday to check on two small children, who reportedly had been left alone in unsanitary conditions.

Police say the found 26-year-old Jessica Holcomb hiding in a closet with the baby. They described the baby as pale and lifeless. Schiralli says the baby was taken to a hospital and died on Monday.

Schiralli says police seized the baby's 3-year-old brother, who has been placed in the paternal grandparents' custody.

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justus4 05/19/09 - 09:57 pm
The charges will not stick

The charges will not stick because this woman will not fit the established profile. Another example of so-called "justice" that will miss the mark because of race. Can someone say, "pro-life?"

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