By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Spartanburg, County South Carolina special needs girl, Meah Weidner, died as a result of child abuse according to South Carolina law enforcement officials. Deputies have charged David Anthony “Tony” Tyre with homicide (child abuse). The incident and death took place on July 5, 2009. Tyre is believed to have shaken the child and dropping her on her head. Based on Meah’s special needs and disabilities, she had no ability to defend herself from the violent or harmful acts of others. There was a prior incident in which Tyre is believed to be involved with child abuse resulting in a broken arm to Meah.
It is tragic that a special needs girl died a senseless death from the abuse. Tyre was reported as the boyfriend of Meah’s mother. While Tyre will be entitled to a defense on this case, it will be a tough case for an attorney to defend in light of Meah’s special needs, disabilities, and the circumstances involving her injuries and death. You can read more about this story at Spartanburg South Carolina Man Arrested for Death of Special Needs Girl (Meah Weidner).