DEPUTIES: Mother charged in daughter’s fatal overdose
ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Onslow County deputies say a mother has now been charged with murder in her daughter’s fatal overdose.
The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says Nancy Kellum, 37, is accused of providing methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin to two children, including her daughter. Deputies say an autopsy showed her 14-year-old daughter, Haylee Wood, died from an overdose. The other child was a 12-year-old relative, according to deputies.
Deputies say the crime happened on February 15 at a home in Midway Park. Kellum was taken into custody on child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury charges. The charges were upgraded to murder charges on Tuesday.
Wood was a ninth-grader at White Oak High School.
Kellum is in the Onslow County Detention Center under no bond.
She went before a judge this morning for a first court appearance. Her next court date is November 24th.
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