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Gore trial continues

Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley said Tuesday the chronic malnourishment he observed in the remains of a seven-month-old Gloucester boy was the worst he had ever seen.

Owsley’s testimony took up most of the day in Gloucester Circuit Court where the boy’s parents, Brian and Shannon Gore, are facing charges of felony child neglect and homicide in connection with the boy’s death. They both pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday and the trial continues today.

The Gores are currently serving 30-year prison sentences for felony abuse and malicious aggravated wounding related to the maltreatment of their daughter. The girl was discovered emaciated in a makeshift cage in April 2011 when police went to the Gores’ home on an unrelated matter.

The 6-year-old girl had the body weight of a six-month-old child when she was found unclothed and in squalor in a darkened room. A male infant in good condition was also found at the home.

Investigators return...

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