West Tennessee couple charged in baby starvation death

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Chester County authorities have charged the parents of a baby with murder in the child's starvation death.

Stephanie McCarley and Devin Jay Davis were arraigned Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. They are held in lieu of $250,000 bond each, according to The Jackson Sun.

The 6-month-old baby, Clever McCarley, died April 21 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

A police affidavit states a coroner's report concluded the baby died of starvation and listed the death as a homicide.

Public Defender George Googe's office will represent McCarley. Googe says the office just received the case and hasn't met with McCarley.

A private attorney was being appointed for Davis.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Faith Location: Knoxville on Jul 15, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    Fry them!!!


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2016 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 125586953 - local8now.com/a?a=125586953
Gray Television, Inc.