South Carolina authorities identify abandoned toddler from Marietta
by Fox 5 Atlanta
April 08, 2013 07:53 AM | 2981 views | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Investigators in Anderson County have determined the identity of a toddler abandoned at a local home and have arrested her parents.

Anderson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chad McBride on Saturday identified the girl as 4-year-old Zoe Brown of Marietta, Ga.

McBride said 31-year-old Alonzo Brown was arrested Saturday, as was the child's mother, 37-year-old Tongela Denise McBride. Both are facing charges of unlawful neglect of a child.

Alonzo Brown was arrested in Anderson County. At a court appearance Saturday, his request for bail was denied.

Tongela McBride was arrested in Georgia and is awaiting extradition to South Carolina;

McBride said the girl is still under foster care. Zoe was left in a stroller Tuesday night on the doorstep of an Anderson home. The homeowner said he didn't recognize the child.
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Pat H
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April 08, 2013
A 4 year old who doesn't even know her name? There has been much more deprivation in this child's life.

Agree with the idea that if you can't feed em, don't breed em. If you reward this behavior you only have more bad behavior.
Luek
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April 08, 2013
This is an ever growing problem of parents who have no business being parents and are completely incompetent to do the job. Society (taxpayers) get stuck with the bill for incarceration and foster care. Even MUST Ministries has a summer sack lunch giveaway program to help keep impoverished children from becoming malnurished during the summer school recess because they don't have access to school lunches during this time. If your kids need this program and others like it to survive then you should not have had them to begin with. Mandatory training in birth control methods should be given to the parents along with the sack lunches. It is time for this situation to change.
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