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Father charged with murder of 6-year-old exposed to drugs over Thanksgiving

Posted December 7, 2022 6:33 a.m. EST

Glenn Strickland was charged with second-degree murder and three counts of felony child abuse and arrested on Thursday by Jackson County deputies.

WITN reports a father has been charged with the murder of his 6-year-old son after deputies say the boy died at the hospital and tested positive for drugs.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said 29-year-old Glenn Strickland and his family were visiting Lenoir County for Thanksgiving.

Deputies said on Nov. 26th at about 8:45 p.m., they responded to UNC Lenoir Health Care in reference to an unresponsive 6-year-old boy. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The child tested positive for drugs.

Strickland was charged with second-degree murder and three counts of felony child abuse and arrested on Thursday by Jackson County deputies.

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