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Mom Charged After Son, 2, Crushed By Furniture

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a 2-year-old boy has been charged with neglect in his death because she locked him in a bedroom and didn’t check on him even after hearing a loud noise from the room.

Greenville County sheriff’s deputies say the crash was a chest of drawers falling on Chandler Shaver, crushing him around 11:30 p.m. on March 12.

Investigators said 27-year-old Margie Shaver turned herself in Thursday to face a homicide by child neglect charge.

Authorities say Shaver was not watching her son or her 4-year-old daughter when the boy was killed. The girl has been taken into emergency custody.

Shaver is awaiting a bond hearing. It wasn’t clear if she had an attorney.

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