The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office says they have charged Kayla Madden, the baby’s mother, with unlawful neglect of a child. She is currently being held at the Laurens County Detention Center.
Joseph Galloway, the baby’s father, is now charged with homicide by child abuse. He is currently being held in the Laurens County Detention Center .
Both both had a bond hearing Thursday at 4 p.m., according to Lt. Jawarski Shelton at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. The mother, Kayla Madden, is on a $50,000 bond and the father, Joseph Galloway, has been denied bond.
Galloway’s bond was also denied Tuesday for his first charge of abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child.
Deputies say there have been multiple occasions of abuse over the past few weeks.