Mother, boyfriend charged after 2-day-old baby dies from drug intoxication

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Kelli Noelle Smith-Durham and Shane Ray Fuller

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A mother and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with a 2-day-old baby’s death that occurred in November 2014.

According to WHNS, deputies were called to a home on Nov. 19, 2014, after the baby girl passed away.

Subsequent tests showed the baby had high levels of methamphetamine in her system.

Evidence determined drug intoxication to be the cause of death. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Kelli Noelle Smith-Durham and her boyfriend Shane Ray Fuller were both charged with four counts of unlawful conduct toward a child. Smith-Durham was also charged with murder by child abuse.

Smith-Durham also tested positive for drug intoxication.

Both are being held in the Greenville County Detention Center under $40,000 bonds.