• Mom indicted for murder in neglect of daughter's death


    The mother of a 12-year-old Millington girl who died from gangrene and infected bedsores has been indicted on first-degree murder charges, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday.

    Raven Ruth's indictment was returned by a grand jury in February, but could not be made public until this week when she was extradited to Shelby County from New Orleans.

    Ruth, 36, is being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child neglect in the 2012 death of young Andrea Ruth.

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    The child's father, Errol Johnson, 42, and a home-health aide, Chasara Jones, 41, face the same charges.

    The young victim suffered from asthma, hypertension and obesity, but the defendants neglected or ignored her medically fragile state and her need for medical care, an investigation revealed.


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