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UPDATE: Baby Cory's mother arrested for felony child neglect

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 UPDATE: 10:20 a.m. Investigators obtained a warrant for Samantha Anna-Jane Taylor (Warden) for felony child neglect. Pulaski Police say information discovered during the continuing investigation into the death of five-month-old Cory Cole led to the mother's arrest.  Investigators determined that Taylor was located at a residence in Campbell County and contacted the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in bringing her in.  At around 9:00 P.M., deputies with Campbell County  placed her into custody.  She is currently located at that office’s jail facility and being held without bond.

If you remember, another baby was killed in Roanoke County in 2012. At 13-months-old Veralee Craft was beaten to death by her mothers boyfriend. Veralee's father Jonathan Craft has been working ever since to get justice for his daughter. Craft says he connected with Samantha earlier this week to work on a fundraiser for Cory's grave maker. He says she was at his house in Lynchburg when deputies arrested her.

"I started to feel uneasy and it just went in a different direction of what I thought it was going to do," Jonathan Craft says.




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The mother of the infant killed in Pulaski is arrested for felony child neglect.

The Pulaski Police Chief Gary Roche say Samantha Warden was served a felony child neglect warrant Wednesday around 9 p.m.

Campbell County authorities picked Warden up in Lynchburg where she was staying. The charges stem from an incident in Pulaski.

Warden's son Cory Cole was found dead in the woods in the Draper area of Pulaski. Cole's father Howard Cole is also in jail for child abuse.

So far, no one has been charged in the infant's murder.

We expect to learn more Thursday morning when Pulaski Police issue a press release.



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