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Court Reunites Hailey Bogue, Mother Despite Neglect Charges

Posted March 24, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— A little girl who nearly froze to death during a January snow storm has been reunited with her mother.

Hailey Bogue, 4, and her half-brother were taken from their mother, Tara Christie, and were placed infoster careafter the incident.

Hailey wandered away while playing at a friend's house and spent 17 hours in sub-freezing temperatures.

Friday, a Chatham County judge ruled that that the children should be returned to their mother.

Christie faces misdemeanor child abuse charges for alleged neglect in Hailey's disappearance.