Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Man

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–  A Gaston woman and her daughter are facing charges in connection with the death of the woman’s disabled son.

Deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department say Candie Shearin, 45, and 2Tara Shearin are charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult.

Sheriff Jay Koon says emergency crews responded to a home on State Pond Road on December 20th after Michael Shearin, 25 was found unresponsive.

The Sheriff says further investigation revealed obvious signs of neglect that were ultimately determined as the cause of death.

According to the sheriff Michael Shearin suffered from muscular dystrophy and required around-the-clock care.

 

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