Parents arrested in NC after death of their 5-month-old child

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Deputies have charged Natricia Wright and Shederick Gallman with homicide by child abuse

Photos: Union County Detention Center

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WNCN/AP) – The parents of a 5-month-old baby in Chester County have been arrested in Union County, North Carolina in connection to the death of the infant, authorities said.

Natricia Ann Wright, 21, and Shederick Da’Shawn Gallman, 22, were served warrants in Union County on Thursday for homicide by child abuse.

The arrests were the result of an investigation by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, the Coroner’s Office, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division from an incident on May 20 along 2nd Street.

According to court documents, Chester County deputies responded to a residence in reference to assisting an emergency medical service.

Once at the scene, EMS stated a 5-month-old child was dead.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Grant Suskin confirmed to The Herald of Rock Hill that the two are the parents of the child.

The scene was then turned over to SLED and resulted in arrest warrants for Wright and Gallman.

Both suspects are in the Union County, North Carolina Detention Center awaiting an extradition hearing.

— WJZY contributed to this report

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