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S.C. lady denied bond after child’s fentanyl overdose demise

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) – A South Carolina lady was denied bond at present in a courtroom look associated to the overdose demise of an 11-month child.

Joyce Stover appeared in courtroom on a cost of murder by baby abuse.

Decide Brian Gibbons known as Stover a “hazard to the group and to herself.”

It was a battle in courtroom on Thursday. The prosecutor requested for bond denial, laying out a continual historical past of drug abuse.

Solicitor Candice Energetic says Stover examined constructive for cocaine or fentanyl, the drug the newborn died from, on 5 totally different events. Stover’s file exhibits the identical. The prosecutor says she has been arrested a number of instances in three totally different South Carolina counties and in North Carolina as effectively for medicine. Information present she examined constructive for meth months after her arrest.

”She’s nonetheless getting medicine. She’s nonetheless clearly willingly utilizing medicine,” stated Energetic.

After which the prosecutor offered the open DSS investigation into Stover.

”It was decided that she had unstable housing, she examined constructive for medicine and dwelling circumstances for the kid had been unsafe,” she stated.

Stover’s public defender fiercely refuted virtually all of the factors the prosecutor made.

”It’s only a blatant absolute miscategorization,” stated Devon Nielson. “To say that this defendant was utilizing medicine and leaving stuff behind for the kid to search out is totally unfaithful.”

He says Stover has not examined constructive for medicine months earlier than her child overdosed and the fentanyl-covered spoon deputies discovered, he says had been Stover’s siblings. As Stover cried subsequent to her lawyer, he pleaded with the choose to set a bond so she may proceed getting assist.

”She needs to get out. She needs to proceed to obtain remedy from Hazel Pittman. She’s dedicated to her sobriety,” says Nielson.

The case dates again to Oct. 2021 when Chester County Sheriff’s deputies had been known as to a house on Elizabeth Drive in reference to an unresponsive child.

[RELATED: Mother, grandmother charged after 11-month-old baby dies from fentanyl overdose in Chester County]

A deadly quantity of fentanyl was decided as the reason for demise.

The child’s grandmother, 55-year-old Sharon Elaine Jordan, was caring for the kid on the time. The child’s mom, 33-year-old Joyce Renee Stover, was visiting.

Stover was not allowed to be left alone with them however Jordan quickly left the house. When she got here again, she discovered Stover asleep and the newborn on the kitchen flooring unsupervised.

They had been positioned in a crib and shortly thereafter discovered unresponsive.

Investigators discovered bottles of NARCAN within the child’s crib.

Each ladies had been arrested and Jordan was charged with illegal neglect of a kid. She was given a $20,000 bond.

On the time of the arrests, Stover was denied bond.

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