Prosecutors: 2 adults, juvenile charged with starving infant twins

Two adults and a juvenile have been charged in connection with starving 2-month-old twins, leading to the death of one of the infants, prosecutors announced Monday.

Investigators say Joy Wilson, 36, Sharode Snell, 22, and a 17-year-old juvenile, all of Lindenwold, have each been charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter, two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of second-degree aggravated assault.

Wilson was arrested in Lindenwold on Nov. 19. Snell and the 17-year-old were located and arrested in North Carolina by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Nov. 23.

Back in 2019, police were called to the La Cascata Apartments in Clementon, New Jersey for a report of an unresponsive infant. The infant was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead.

Prosecutors say after performing an autopsy a medical examiner requested additional testing to determine the infant’s cause and manner of death. The other 2-month-old infant was admitted to the hospital after doctors determined the baby was severely underweight and had healing injuries, investigators said.

According to prosecutors, the infant’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner on July 8, 2020, after test results confirmed the baby’s death was not due to a genetic disorder but starvation.


For the latest local news, sports and weather, download the FOX 29 News app.


Sign up for emails from FOX 29, including our daily Good Day Digest