Death sets Arkansas mother on crusade for mentally ill

Posted: November 19, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Kelsey Cox poses in an undated family photo.

Kelsey Cox poses in an undated family photo.

PARAGOULD -- Kelsey Cox placed the cigarette between her lips, drew in a deep breath, letting it soothe her as it always did, and blew the smoke into a cloud, her mother said.

As a child, Kelsey Cox curled her blond hair and wore a beaded purple dress to compete in beauty pageants, something that helped her come out of her s...

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