Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dad charged with homicide in death of 2-month-old son (Lexington County, South Carolina)

Appears to be another one of those cases where UNNAMED DAD has been charged for the actual murder, while the mother has been charged with "failure" to protect an infant against a violent man. As if that is always possible....

Father charged in infant son's death

Posted: Dec 11, 2012 8:17 PM CST
Updated: Dec 12, 2012 10:01 AM CST

By Jeremy Turnage

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lexington County sheriff's investigators have charged the father of a 2-month-old child with homicide by child abuse after the infant was pronounced dead at Lexington Medical Center Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say the father and the mother are also charged with unlawful conduct towards a child. Both parents are due in bond court Wednesday afternoon.

The Sheriff's Department has revealed few details surrounding the circumstances of this case, but deputies were at the child's home on Bush Berry Road in Pelion throughout the afternoon Tuesday.

Investigators say they plan to release more information on the case Wednesday afternoon after an autopsy is done.

Deputies will determine if further charges are necessary following the autopsy.