A Lowcountry couple has been reunited with their children after temporarily losing custody when a dog fatally mauled their two-month-old son.
A judge signed a court order Thursday allowing the parents to reunite with their two children. Quintin and Chantel McGrew lost custody after their 2-month-old son Aiden was killed by a dog at their home in Ridgeville. The family was apparently planning to adopt the dog. Quintin McGrew, who is out on bond, was charged with neglect of a child after Dorchester County deputies said he was asleep when the dog tore off Aiden’s leg on April 20.
The family’s attorney says the court order came down late Thursday afternoon, allowing the two other children to be returned to their parents that night. They had been staying with Chantel McGrew’s mother.
According to the court order, both the McGrews went through treatment recommendations with the state Department of Social Services. DSS officials said both of the parents followed the treatment plan and that it is safe for their kids to return home.
A judge ruled earlier that Quintin McGrew will go to trial in the death of his son.
Tom Hayes contributed to this report.