published Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Nashville parents charged in child murder seek lower bond, release from jail

Two Nashville parents charged in the murder of their 22-month-old son after police say he was given morphine to make him sleep could get their chance Thursday to argue for lower bond amounts so they can be released from jail.

Jamey and Christopher Chaffin have been in custody almost four months, since a grand jury indicted them in the death of their child, Bryson, whose body was found to have toxic levels of morphine, authorities said.

In the aftermath of the baby's death on June 20, 2013, police found the family home filthy with feces and garbage, pieced together a timeline in which the baby hadn't been checked on by adults for as long as eight hours, and learned from surviving siblings that the parents regularly gave them medication to put them to sleep at night.

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