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Statesville parents charged in baby's heat death

Posted August 5, 2014

Sherrie Tiesha Clay, right, and Shakee Duquan Robinson

— The Statesville parents of a baby who died after being left in a car face charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse.

A monthlong investigation into the child's death concluded Monday with the charges. 

Police said Sherrie Tiesha Clay and Shakee Duquan Robinson returned to their Winona Street home June 27 and forgot their 4-week-old son in the car. Two hours later, an aunt discovered the child, and she and Clay took the baby to the hospital where he died.

Clay and Robinson were being held at the Iredell County Jail on $200,000 secured bond each. Authorities said the couple's other children were in the custody of social services.

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  • 678devilish Aug 7, 2014

    I have three children who are all grown now. But my husband and I never forgot to take them out of the car. We never left them home alone, either. Todays young parents should not even be having kids. Have these mothers thought about birth control? If not, they should see a doctor asap. Men should take responsibility when a child comes into this world. Also wait until you are married to have sex. Too many unwanted children are being born and then they are abused in so many ways.

  • 678devilish Aug 6, 2014

    Being married does not magically make a bad parent good. Conversely, being unmarried does not make a good parent bad.
    What exactly is your point? A CHILD LOST ITS LIFE BECAUSE OF IRERESPONSIBLE PARENTS AND YOU SAY WHAT? I BET YOUR CHAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT HAD IT BEEN YOUR LOVE ONE.

  • ILSW13 Aug 5, 2014

    I can't believe how often this happens. How do you forget your child?? Unacceptable!!!

  • K Hope Capps Aug 5, 2014

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    Being married does not magically make a bad parent good. Conversely, being unmarried does not make a good parent bad.

  • liskm Aug 5, 2014

    I travel regularly with 2 pets in car and have NEVER 'forgotten' they were with me.
    I find it totally inexcusable that someone could forget their child. Where the heck do they think they are? Maybe time to ramp up the level of charges to murder?

  • Lightfoot3 Aug 5, 2014

    FOUR WEEKS OLD? Did she forget she just had a baby?

  • BritBrat Aug 5, 2014

    678DEVILISH

    What does being Married have to do with anything? Just the other month a married couple did the same thing....

  • Pepe Silvia Aug 5, 2014

    This has nothing to do with having a baby out of wedlock or anything else like that.

  • Jeepgirl03 Aug 5, 2014

    Being young or being married or not has nothing to do with it. It isn't about age or marital status it's about maturity level. I had my first son at 18 and second one at 20 they are both grown and living on their own so obviously even though I was young I still knew where my children were and didn't leave them in a hot car to die. Some people need to learn to think before they speak or in this case type.

  • iopsyc Aug 5, 2014

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    I don't think marital status is necessarily related to good parenting. How would you explain divorced parents?

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