Father Arrested After Unresponsive Toddler Found in Home, Veteran Cop Says Even 20 Years on the Job Couldn't Prepare Him for What He Saw

Father Arrested After Unresponsive Toddler Found in Home, Veteran Cop Says Even 20 Years on the Job Couldn't Prepare Him for What He Saw


In 2015, Laurens County, South Carolina, sheriff’s deputy Lt. Scott Franklin said — regarding the conditions he witnessed in a Gray Court, South Carolina, home — that “I’ve never seen anything like it in my 20 years doing this.”

Let’s hope that he hasn’t seen anything worse in the intervening six years — and that no other police officer has to witness something like what he did.

In August of 2015, the Greenwood, South Carolina Index-Journal reported that police showed up at the Gray Court, South Carolina, home of Matthew William Batton to find an unresponsive toddler, more than 70 dead animals and two other children with signs of abuse.

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Both Batton and Savannah Victoria Morgan, the then-pregnant mother of the unresponsive child, were arrested

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