Investigation ongoing into Emanuel Co. infant death

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

EMANUEL COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Investigators were called to a home in southern Emanuel County on Tuesday after an infant was found unresponsive.

Officials say Robert Michael Benton and Melissa Faye Fullmore had taken methamphetamine the night before and fell asleep around 9 a.m. Tuesday. They allegedly found the child, Rosalynn Fullmore, unresponsive in her bassinet around 2 p.m. The child was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators found methamphetamine, a substance believed to be marijuana and a handgun inside the home.

Benton and Fullmore, both convicted felons, are being held without bond in the Emanuel County Jail. They are charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

They could also be charged in the infant's death, pending autopsy results.

If you have any information, call the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 237-7526 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (478) 364-6988.

Robert Michael Benton (WRDW-TV)
Robert Michael Benton (WRDW-TV)
Melissa Faye Fullmore (WRDW-TV)
Melissa Faye Fullmore (WRDW-TV)

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