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Attempted murder and child neglect among dozens of Ohio Co. charges

Updated: Friday, August 15 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

By:Crissy Clutter and NEWS9


A dozen people were arraigned on felony charges in Ohio County on Tuesday.

Among those charges, were attempted murder, child neglect resulting in injury and malicious assault.

Nylla Gilliland, 27, and Chad Kendle, 29, are both charged with child neglect resulting in injury.

Kendle is also facing an additional charge of child neglect resulting in bodily injury.

Gilliland and Kendle are accused of starving their then 10-month old child. According to reports, Gilliland said doctors instructed her to discontinue night feeding.

However, in reports, doctors said the child was suffering from "unbelievable starvation" when taken to UPMC.

Officers say Kendle admitted to shaking the baby because the child wouldn't stop crying.

A criminal complaint states at the time the child was injured Gilliland, the mother, was intoxicated and passed out.

In a separate case, Juan Harris is facing an attempted murder charge. The alleged incident happened on March 25 when police say he pinned a Wheeling woman behind a porch swing and attacked her with two knives.

Officers said Harris admitted to being high on PCP at the time of the crime and was taken to the hospital.

Harris is in the Northern Regional Jail on $500,000 bond.

Meanwhile, a text message is being blamed for the crimes of Pernell Deck.

Deck is accused of severely beating his long-time girlfriend after she allegedly questioned him about a message he'd received.

Officers say the incident happened on April 17 at the Hildar Apartments in Elm Grove.

Deck is in the Northern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond.

The trials for Edward and Cindy Cole were set. The Coles are accused of child neglect resulting in death. Their daughter died after consuming prescription pills belonging to Edward.

Edward Cole's trial is set for Aug.4. Cindy Cole's trial is set for Aug. 18. Cindy Cole's attorney asked for a psychiatric evaluation on Tuesday.

Attempted murder and child neglect among dozens of Ohio Co. charges

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