Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Coroner builds case and counters relatives saying boy died due to chronic condition.
At 48 pounds, Joshua Mendoza had lost the will to thrive, Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet said. That's a description commonly used for 80- or 90-year-old people, but Nisbet used it to describe the 13-year-old who died Feb. 10. Joshua's death was caused by malnourishment and neglect, and not his lifelong disease tuberous sclerosis, which left him in a wheelchair and prone to seizures, according to the coroner. Relatives have been talking to media outlets in the Lowcountry, countering the coroner's finding. In the wake of Joshua's death, Kimberly Love and Jason Buckley were arrested and charged with murder. The boy's grandmother Kathleen Nicholson told The Post and Courier that "the arrests resulted from investigators' failure to …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Police say parents accused of murder by neglect turned themselves in Sunday night.
Just hours after Summerville Police notified media outlets of a hunt for two parents accused of murdering their son, the couple turned themselves in Sunday evening, according to Public Information Officer Capt. Jon Rogers. Kimberly Marie Love, 31, and Jason Monroe Buckley, 29, were denied bond Monday for the charge of murder. On Feb. 10, police discovered a 13-year-old boy dead. The cause of death was malnourishment, according to the police.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Summerville Police say a 13-year-old boy died as result of neglect.
Malnourishment and neglect led to the death of a 13-year-old Summerville boy Feb. 10, say police who now searching for the boy's mother and step-father. According to Summerville Police, Kimberly Marie Love, 31, and Jason Monroe Buckley, 29, are wanted for murder. On Feb. 10, police were called to the residence at 1925 Bacons Bridge Road in reference to an unresponsive 13-year-old boy, who was then declared deceased upon evaluation. The death was ruled a homicide by malnourishment and neglect, according to police. Read the child's obituary in the Summerville Journal Scene. According to the child's obituary, he is survived by two brothers and a sister. Love and Buckley have family members that live in the tricounty area and their …