South Carolina mother accused of starving infant son

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 24-year-old South Carolina mother received probation after she starved her two-month-old son by feeding him only water for five days, WIS-TV reports.

Ashley Cheatham received three years probation and a suspended 10-year prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to infliction of bodily injury upon a child in court.

She reportedly only fed him water for five days while she ate “oodles and noodles, onion rings, chicken tenders, hotdogs, bologna sandwiches, corn, rice, okra, tomatoes, chicken tenders smothered in gravy, bake (sic) chicken, fry (sic) chicken, and grits and bacon,” according to WIS-TV.

She told investigators that she could not afford food for the child but had nine vouchers for baby formula that she did not redeem.