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Case Against Landrum Mother in Child's Death Will Go To Grand Jury

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Margie Elizabeth Shaver Margie Elizabeth Shaver
Christopher Jerome Shaver Christopher Jerome Shaver
Margaret Rose Margaret Rose
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 Update: July 30, 2013

The 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office reports the preliminary hearing against against Margie Shaver was held in Greenville County Magistrate’s court this morning. A magistrate court judge found enough evidence to proceed with the case and determined it will go to the grand jury. The grand jury will then decide whether there is sufficient evidence to indict her for murder and/or child neglect charges.

Update: June 12, 2013  

Greenville Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for failure to report child neglect. During an investigation of a child's death on  March 13, 2013 at a home at 27 Laurinda Lane in Landrum, deputies learned that the child had been enrolled at Lee Road Child Enrichment Center.  Margaret Rose was the director of the center.  Investigators discovered that Rose was informed of possible child neglect issues involving cockroaches and insect bites and Rose did not report the issues to law enforcement as required by law.

The sheriff's office says Rose was released on June 6, 2013, from the Greenville County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

The mother of the child, Margie Shaver remains in the Greenville County Detention Center. Bond has not been set by a judge.

Posted: April 18, 2013 

A Landrum woman is charged with homicide by child neglect after her two-year old son died when a chest of drawers fell on top of him in their home.

Margie Elizabeth Shaver, 27, turned herself in at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center Thursday morning after the death of her son and injuries to his four-year old sister on March 12.

Deputies were called to her home on Laurinda Lane late that night and found the young boy underneath a chest of drawers along with his injured sister. He was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office investigation claims Shaver locked the children in a bedroom and didn't supervise them. 

Deputies say the chest of drawers fell on the children, but Shaver ignored the loud noise in the bedroom. Her son died from what deputies say was preventable asphyxia. Her daughter was treated for her injuries and removed from the home and placed in the care of the Department of Social Services.

Shaver and her husband Christopher Jerome Shaver, 30  were also charged with one count each of unlawful neglect of a child due to the condition of the home.  

GCSO investigators found the filth and infestation of the home placed the children at unreasonable risk of harm according to arrest warrants.

Mr. Shaver was not home at the time of the incident which resulted in the death of his son.

Margie and Christopher Shaver are being held at the Greenville County Detention Center. 

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