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Florence County woman charged after infant found to be malnourished, deputies say

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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - Cathy Laytal Fulton, 26, of Effingham was arrested by Florence County Sheriff's investigators June 5, 2014 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. According to Investigators, in January, Florence County EMS was dispatched to the residence of the subject on Lonesome Dove Lane with reference to the subject's unresponsive infant. Investigators allege the 8 month old appeared emaciated with all ribs visible and was unresponsive.

Upon arrival at an area hospital the infant was found to weigh only 7.9 pounds and had to be placed on a ventilator. The child was diagnosed with severe malnutrition.

Following the discharge from the hospital, the infant was placed in the care of a relative. Fulton was released from the Florence County Detention Center June 5, 2014 on a $5000.00 personal recognizance bond.

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