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Charges still pending in death of 3-year-old

August 10th, 2011 12:04 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Monday there’s only one scenario in which Amber Beth Gibson won’t be charged in the death of 3-year-old Emily Barnard.

“For charges not to be filed (the autopsy would have to say) that the exact cause of death would be natural,” Lawson told the Times-News.

Hawkins County investigators are still awaiting the arrival of a preliminary autopsy report before filing any charges related to Emily’s death late last month.

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