Police: Mother Faces Murder Charge After Daughter Found Fatally Malnourished

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Atlanta woman is facing a murder charge after her daughter was found dead, and an investigation found that she was severely malnourished.

Cobb County police say they responded to a 911 call Friday at a Smyrna residence, where they found the girl’s body. Officer Mike Bowman said the investigation revealed that the girl was severely malnourished and neglected.

Police arrested the girl’s mother, 38-year-old Ebony Espree Berry, who faces the murder charge and a charge of first-degree cruelty to children.

A police statement did not include the girl’s age. A local tv station reported that she’s a teenager.

Cobb County jail records do not indicate whether Berry has an attorney in the case.

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