Mother of 555-pound boy faces criminal charges

Morbid obesity prompts courts to intervene

A South Carolina mother is facing charges for allowing her 14-year-old son to balloon to 555 pounds. Jerri Gray allegedly failed to bring her son to several medical appointments, prompting the state to send notice that he was going to be apprehended. Afraid of losing her son, Gray fled with him to Baltimore, where they were intercepted by police. In addition to child neglect, she is also charged with custodial interference.

ABC News

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