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08/17/05

Mother of Wandering Child Charged

The image broadcast on WTOC. LaShayla only gave authorities her nickname, "KiKi." The image broadcast on WTOC. LaShayla only gave authorities her nickname, "KiKi."

We have an update to a story we first told you about earlier this month. Police will charge a mother with child cruelty after finding her three-year-old wandering alone.

We showed you this picture of LaShayla Gunn two weeks ago when she was found wandering near a Hinesville apartment complex, but no one in the area recognized her. Her grandmother spotted her picture on our newscast and called the mother, who was asleep and didn't realize the child was gone.

Police say, based on past problems, they'll charge Connie Gunn with second-degree cruelty.

LaShayla remains in foster care.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com

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