Parents charged with abuse after teen Mississippi girl dies

Published 3:19 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019

Mississippi sheriff’s deputies have arrested the parents of a teenage girl who died late last month.

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office deputies report the arrests of Allen Donta McGay and Shakeithia Deneice McGay. Each is charged with felony child abuse.

Deputies say their 16-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital on Oct. 30 and the girl died the following day.

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Investigators said the injuries that ultimately killed the teen appeared consistent with a pattern of abuse.

Additional charges may be filed, deputies reported.

Each suspect was held on a $150,000 bond.