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Cumberland County Toddler Apparently Beaten...

Posted September 19, 1996

— An 18-month-old Cumberland County boy is in a coma at Duke University Medical Center with massive head and torso injuries.

The child's mother and her boyfriend are in jail under $25,000 bond, charged with child abuse.

Cumberland County sheriff's deputies say Tamara Melvin and Steven Franklin severely beat the boy. The sheriff's department found out about the incident Wednesday.


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