Toddler hanged by ankles in closet, beaten expected to make full recovery

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The toddler who North Charleston police say was hanged by his ankles and beaten in November is not expected to have any long term physical effects from his injuries, according to a spokesperson with the Department of Social Services.

The child is now living with family members. His mother, 18-year-old Shakera Wright, is charged with allowing bodily injury to a child.

Wright told officers that three teens started wrestling with the child and that she made them stop when the hitting got too hard.

The incident happened at an apartment in the Ashley Shores complex in North Charleston.

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