Cumberland County Woman Charged for Starving Handicapped Boy

CUMBERLAND COUNTY -- A local woman is charged Monday with neglecting and starving a handicapped child.

Stephanie Lee Williams, 35, kept food away from a 12-year-old boy left in her care, authorities said.

The boy was severely underweight and had been bitten by rodents, a medical expert said.

He was taken to a hospital and is recovering.

Williams, who has four biological children, is charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

Investigators took Williams' children out of the home until conditions improve.

Staff Report