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Teen Died Of Malnutrition Weighing Just 35 Pounds, Mom Accused Of Murder: Report

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Source: MEGA; Clarksville police

Oct. 10 2022, Published 4:34 p.m. ET

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A mom faces a murder charge after her malnourished child died, police said.

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On Oct. 9, police in Clarksville, Tennessee, said they arrested Cheyenne Maddox in connection to the death of 13-year-old Karadis Maddox. She turned herself into jail and served with an indictment for first-degree murder.

Her bond was set at $1 million.

Police said the investigation started around 1 p.m. on July 6 when officers responded to a residence and found the teen dead.

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The child’s death was ruled to be a homicide.

According to, an autopsy report said the body died from malnutrition. At the time of the teen’s death, he was only 3-feet-10-inches tall. He weighed a mere 35 pounds.

Cheyenne Maddox was initially arrested on child abuse charges, according to the report. But now she faces the murder count.


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