Mother, grandmother charged in death of handicapped teenager

VIDEO: Mother, grandmother charged in death of handicapped teenager

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies have arrested a mother and grandmother in connection to the death of a handicapped teenager.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Kynika Green who has been charged with murder in the death of her 16-year-old daughter.

Dasie Green, 64, the teen’s grandmother who also resided in the home, has been charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.

Their charges stems from an investigation that began earlier this year.

“This is a tragic, tragic situation no matter how you see it,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “There were other children in the home. They lost a sister. No winners here.”

Deputies were called to a Beason Road residence on April 30 after receiving a report of a juvenile who had died.

“EMS attempted to revive the teen with CPR but eventually that effort was called off,” OCSO officials said."During a months-long investigation, it was determined the teen had died due to medical neglect."

Investigators said they learned that care instructions and prescriptions went unheeded, according to the warrant.

During a hearing on Wednesday, bond was set on Dasie Green at $15,000 with a 10 percent option while Kynika Green’s bond was deferred to a circuit court judge at a later date.

The sheriff’s office said Kynika Green faces a sentence from 30 years to life in prison, if convicted. Dasie Green’s charge can bring a sentence of up to 10 years and/or a fine.

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