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Fayetteville parents charged with murder in child's death

Posted March 2, 2010

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday charged a mother and father with the death of their 5-month-old baby.

Investigators said the child died on Dec. 21 from health complications due to a lack of medical care.

Aubrey Moore, 35, and Cortney Moore, 24, of 5635 Summerwind Drive, are both charged with first-degree murder in the death of their son, investigators said.

Detectives said the couple failed to provide the medical care and equipment prescribed by the child’s physician.

The couple was being held Tuesday in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond. Their first court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Weetie Mar 4, 11:16 a.m.

    "People cannot use the excuse of a child dying because they couldn't afford medical care --NOT IN THIS COUNTRY. No doctor in the country would turn a sick infant away. there are too many ways of getting help for dire situations." LADYBLUE

    NO ghimmy...YOU ARE incorrect. They knew how to get help. They knew how to make the baby. There are more important things to some people than taking care of your child and it KILLS. Wake up.

  • Fed-up29 Mar 3, 6:46 p.m.

    not enough information is given here.....why is it they were unable to provide? was it b/c of finances/job loss?

  • familyfour Mar 3, 6:21 p.m.

    People can be given many things. Sense enough to do what is right, unfortunately, is NOT on of those things we can "give".

  • ghimmy51 Mar 3, 3:31 p.m.

    "People cannot use the excuse of a child dying because they couldn't afford medical care --NOT IN THIS COUNTRY. No doctor in the country would turn a sick infant away. there are too many ways of getting help for dire situations."

    I'm sorry Ladyblue. You are not correct. And you know what? Not everybody knows how to get help. There is more to this story and I don't know what it is. I'll withhold judgment until I do. I suggest others do the same rather than being the worst kind of judge, jury and executioners ... those with no interest in facts.

  • opinion2010 Mar 3, 1:02 p.m.

    NCGUY- I'm all for doing something about the welfare/medicaid system but kicking them out won't solve anything... it just means that the kids will suffer. It's a vicious cycle. It's not the child's fault yet they are the ones that suffer because of deadbeat parents. I do believe in this case it was more neglecting to use the equipment ( oxygen & life support) than affording it, since it was probably paid for anyway. I don't uderstand though why they would even take the baby home knowing he was going to need special attention if they weren't committed to caring for him. I'm with the person below, lots of people would have taken the infant who can't have children and cared for him.

  • ncguy Mar 3, 11:45 a.m.

    Lady blue-

    It's called getting more in their welfare check.

    I have said it for a long time.

    IF YOU ARE ON WELFARE YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ANYMORE CHILDREN!!!
    if you do then you get kicked out of the system!

  • daisymom Mar 3, 11:19 a.m.

    I do wish people would put some thought into having a child.

  • familyfour Mar 3, 11:16 a.m.

    Ignoring your child to the point of death IS murder.

    If you neglect something long enough, it will die. What is not to know?

  • familyfour Mar 3, 11:15 a.m.

    They should be forced to "give up" their dealers before spending the rest of their lives picking up trash on the sides of the road, digging ditches out, and cleaning up the edges of the waterways.

    They deserve nothing but the same, but since that can't and won't be done, they should be forced to work every single moment for the benefit of this earth and others for the rest of the days that they shall take a breath that their child didn't.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Mar 3, 11:04 a.m.

    The article states the couple failed to provide the medical care and equipment prescribed by the physician.

    The child's death could have been caused by neglect to adminster care, not because of lack of funds to purchase or receive such equipment. Their needs could have been met provided by Medicaid, only the parents failed to administer what was prescribed. This has nothing to do with lack of healthcare provided by "government", but the lack of healthcare physically provided by the attending parents.

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