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Trial for man accused of chaining boy to porch with dead chicken around neck starts Monday

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. — The trial for a Union County man accused of chaining an 11-year-old boy to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck is expected to start Monday.

Dorian Harper and his longtime girlfriend, Wanda Larson, were arrested after a Union County deputy found the boy in November 2013.

The couple served as guardians for the 11-year-old.

During the investigation, it was revealed Larson was a supervisor for the Union County Department of Social Services.

Read more: WSOC