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Parents, grandparents of 3-month-old charged with abuse

The parents and grandparents of a 3-month-old boy were arrested Wednesday on charges they neglected the boy earlier this year, according to a police report and jail records.

The boy was taken to Conway Medical Center on May 29 after EMS was called to an apartment at 4050 Whisker Pole in Myrtle Beach because the baby was not breathing, police said. A neighbor told officials the baby’s mother ran into the front yard yelling the baby was not breathing.

Physicians called authorities because the baby weighed 5 pounds and was 22 inches long, according to the report. The baby was in critical condition and flown to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for treatment. His condition was not immediately available Thursday.

On Wednesday, Horry County police charged the following people with abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child, according to records from J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

The baby’s parents Maria De Los Angeles Mejia and Victor Mendez Modesto, both 24; and grandparents Guadalupe Diaz, 46, Benito Soto and Monserrrat Figueroa Mejia, whose ages were not listed.

They are being held at the detention center and bail had not been set.

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