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DEPUTIES: Mother charged in daughter’s fatal overdose

Nancy Kellum is facing murder charges after deputies say she gave deadly drugs to two minors.
Nancy Kellum is facing murder charges after deputies say she gave deadly drugs to two minors.(Onslow County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 8:25 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:48 AM EST
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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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