Bond set for mother, daughter accused of neglecting disabled man who then died


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    GASTON, SC (WACH) -- Bond has been set for the two women accused of neglecting a disabled family member, which then led to his death.

    Forty-five-year-old Candi McKay Shearin and 20-year-old Tara Nerys Shearin's surety bond was set at $50,000 each.

    Both Shearin's are charged with abuse or neglect that resulted in the death of a vulnerable adult. The two are mother and daughter.

    According to Lexington County Sherrif Jay Koon, EMS responded to a home on State Pond Road on December 20. Michael Anton Shearin, 25, was found unresponsive at the scene. He suffered from muscular dystrophy and required around-the-clock care.

    LCSD investigated the death after Shearin showed obvious signs of neglect. The investigation determined that neglect led to his death.

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