October 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Sept. 19, 2007 — While in labor, Michele asks Charlie and his mom, Ann, her birth coach, “When they take babies, do they usually let the parents hold them first?” Michele’s baby boy, Charles Daniel Silvey Jr., was born at 4:45 a.m. By then, Michele had arranged to take her newborn to one of Charlie’s relatives’s house in a Columbia trailer court. A restraining order prohibits Charlie from visiting there because of a disturbance of the peace violation, so he will be separated from his wife and baby until they find a home. A social worker spoke with Michele and was comfortable that when the baby left the hospital, he would be safe and sheltered.

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