Saturday, August 10, 2013

7-week old baby "in his father's custody" dies; dad charged with homicide (Richland County, South Carolina)

This is very ambiguous. What do we mean that the baby was "in this father's custody"? That the mother was out shopping or working while Daddy was playing caretaker? Or that this father had full legal custody? Your guess until we see a clarifying article. 

Needless to say, there is not one word about the mother or what happened to her. Or how this poor newborn ended up in the hands of his alleged killer dad and not in the loving hands of mother. 

Dad is identified as AGIEN MILLER.

Richland County child dies, father charged with homicide

Published: August 9, 2013 Updated 2 hours ago

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — UPDATE: The infant brought to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Friday night with 'suspicious injuries' died Saturday. Charges against his father will be upgraded to homicide by child abuse, Richland County sheriff department spokesman Curtis Wilson said.

The child's father, Agien Miller, 22, brought the child,to the hospital shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. 

The 7-week-old child, who had been in his father’s custody, had injuries “that were suspicious in nature” and was unresponsive, Wilson said. Deputies are continuing to investigate the case and to interview witnesses.

Rachael Myers Low