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Baby Found Dead, Two Held
Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May 22--  Oak Park Police and the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office responded to a call Tuesday at a residence in the southern part of Emanuel County.

Inside they found four-month-old Rosalyn Fullmore dead in her basinette.

According to the Sheriff's Office, two adults in the residence had ingested methamphetamine and fell asleep about nine a.m. Tuesday.  They awoke sometime after two p.m. and found the baby unresponsive.


Sheriff Tyson Stephens is charging Robert Benton and the baby's mother, Melissa Fullmore, with possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and by a convicted felon.  Both have previous felony convictions.

Charges related to the baby's death may be filed pending autopsy results, according to the sheriff.  

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