DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Department of Social Services says two children, whose brother was killed by a dog in April, have been taken into protective custody.
DSS officials said on Tuesday that the children of Quintin and Chantel McGrew were placed in protective custody, and the couple is cooperating.
The couple originally lost custody of their children after their 2-month-old son, Aiden, was killed by a dog at their home in Ridgeville in April. They were reunited with their kids in June after a judge signed a court order.
Quintin McGrew was charged with neglect of a child after his wife came home to find their 2-month-old son dying on April 20.
The baby's mother told investigators that 2-month-old Aiden McGrew was apparently pulled from his swing and had his leg torn off by a golden retriever labrador mix.
Chantel McGrew said she found Aiden on the floor when she returned from taking her 7-year-old to the doctor. She also told deputies that the family was dog-sitting the golden retriever-labrador mix.
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office officials say the couple was planning to adopt the dog.
The Dorchester County Coroner's Office listed parental neglect as one of the causes for the 2-month-old's death. Coroner Chris Nisbet listed the cause of death as exsanguination, due to transection of blood vessels, due to animal eating, due to parental neglect.
A judge has ruled that Quintin McGrew will go to trial in the death of his son.