• Flag raised for Millington special needs girl, Andrea Ruth


    The Memphis Child Advocacy Center raises a flag whenever a child dies in our community as a result of abuse or neglect.

    On Friday, the center raised a flag in remembrance of 12-year-old special needs girl Andrea Ruth of Millington, who died in November 2012 after suffering neglect resulting in deadly gangrene and infected bedsores.

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    A fugitive task force arrested her mother, Raven Ruth, in New Orleans in February,

    Errol Johnson, 42, the father of the young girl, and home-health aide Chasara Jones, 41, were indicted Feb. 19, by the Shelby County District Attorney's Office on charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child neglect in the homicide case.


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