Judge dismisses homicide charges against Gloucester couple during trial, neglect charges stand

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GLOUCESTER, Virginia — A judge has dismissed homicide charges against a Gloucester County couple on trial in the death of their infant son.

Media outlets report that Gloucester Circuit Judge William Hamblen determined Friday that there was insufficient evidence for the charges against Brian Gore and his wife, Shannon Gore.

The trial will continue on child neglect charges.

Authorities found the 7-month-old boy's remains under a shed at the couple's residence in 2011 while investigating a separate case involving their daughter, who was 6 years old at the time.

Sheriff's deputies discovered the daughter in a makeshift cage while investigating a burglary report.

Brian Gore and Shannon Gore each pleaded guilty in 2013 to child abuse and malicious wounding in the earlier case. Both are serving 30-year sentences.

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