Couple charged with murder of 12-year-old girl in Fountain Inn

Ashantae Glenn’s mother, stepfather accused of killing her
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 4:34 PM EDT
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FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Fountain Inn Police say a couple has been charged with the murder of their 12-year-old daughter.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Ashantae Glenn was pronounced dead at the Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital on May 28.

Her mother, Shawnetta Faust, and stepfather, Barkee Faust, were arrested and taken to the Laurens County Detention Center. According to the arrest warrant , the Fausts demonstrated “extreme indifference to the value of human life” at the family’s home on Alyssa Landing Drive.

Barkee Faust and Shawnetta Faust
Barkee Faust and Shawnetta Faust(Laurens County Sheriff's Office)

Investigators told FOX Carolina that the Fausts had recently moved from Texas to a new subdivision in Fountain Inn. They had only lived there at their new home for a couple of weeks, according to authorities.

Deputy Coroner Shelton England said several tests were conducted as part of the autopsy. The coroner’s office is expected to soon release the findings, along with the cause and manner of death.

Stay with FOX Carolina as we work to learn more.