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Death of Timberlake child under investigation

Posted August 7, 2014

Ellen Brittany Green-Allen

— Person County authorities said Thursday that they are investigating the death of a 2½-year-old boy.

Sheriff Dewey Jones said paramedics and deputies were called to 145 Spruce Court in the Timberlake community on July 30 regarding a child in cardiac arrest. They found the boy, his mother and her boyfriend at a nearby gas station, and paramedics took the boy to Duke University Hospital.

The boy was taken off life support on Sunday, Jones said.

Investigators are treating the case as a suspicious death and are awaiting the results of an autopsy, he said.

The boy's mother, Ellen Brittany Green-Allen, was charged Wednesday with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury. She was being held in the Person County jail under a $500,000 bond.

Jones said he expects more charges to be filed in the case.


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  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

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    Yes, why?
    Things like this have been happening for centuries throughout the world.
    Why not here?
    Why not now?

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

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    More details on Raleigh's "other" station and there has been for days.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

    IMO - Social Services has much to answer for in this child's death because they took two previous children from this mother because of abuse, but left this one with her after it was born.
    God only knows what this poor child suffered during its short two years, something it could and should have been spared of had Social Services worked to protect it.

  • 678devilish Aug 8, 2014

    Are we really in America?

  • Erica Allison-Mayberry Aug 7, 2014
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    Very sketchy article. Not enough details.

  • iron fist Aug 7, 2014

    I will wait for ALL the facts before making any judgments about the mother or boyfriend

  • wytlytn Aug 7, 2014

    this story is 4 days old and its just now making the news, RIP little Angel, the devil will deal with your "mama"

  • icdmbpppl Aug 7, 2014

    Wonder what kind of abuse this child has endured? A mother without natural affection toward her child seems to be more and more common. This is a sad commentary on the society we live in, and sadly, we are reaping what we've sown--a Godless generation.

  • Robbin Farkas Aug 7, 2014
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    Just like every thing else in society today, it seems like children have just become "Throw Away" items. What a sad place this liberal world of ours has become.

  • Edward Levy Aug 7, 2014
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    "SUSPICIOUS? They have to be kidding, with all of the charges listed SO FAR for the mother