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Mom wakes, finds baby bleeding, not respiration


Police are investigating after a bleeding 2-year-old boy was carried to the hospital and died on Monday, in keeping with an Orangeburg Division of Public Security incident report.

The demise is being investigated as a potential murder by baby abuse, in keeping with a Metropolis of Orangeburg press launch.

An post-mortem is scheduled for Thursday.

“The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Workplace is within the early stage of an investigation involving a 2-year-old male who died on Monday, Oct.11, 2021,” Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle mentioned Tuesday.

“Due to this, we’re unable to launch any info at the moment which incorporates, however not restricted to the decedent’s title and explanation for demise. This investigation is ongoing and as info turns into accessible, particulars will likely be launched on the applicable time,” he mentioned.

The kid’s mom took him to the Regional Medical Heart late Monday morning, in keeping with the incident report.

A nurse instructed officers, “The kid went straight to the working room the place lifesaving efforts got, however efforts have been referred to as off attributable to no life.”

The boy’s mom instructed officers her baby was nicely between three a.m. and four a.m., when he wished one thing to drink.

She acquired up and ready a drink for him, the report mentioned. The kid then acquired again within the mattress together with her and an grownup male, in keeping with an incident report.

The grownup male acquired up sooner or later and took two different minor kids within the residence to Bojangles, the report states. He then took them to high school and daycare.

The mom instructed officers she later heard the entrance door. When she acquired up, her son was mendacity on the ground beside the mattress “bleeding from the top and wasn’t respiration,” the report states.

She instructed the grownup male to take her and the boy to the hospital.

She referred to as the boy’s father and instructed him the boy wasn’t respiration and she or he was on the best way to the hospital with him.

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An officer reported that the boy’s proper eye was “swollen shut and he had bleeding coming from the proper aspect of the again of his head.”

An Orangeburg County deputy coroner and an S.C. Legislation Enforcement Division agent additionally arrived on the hospital.

By 11:30 a.m., extra officers went to the Russell Road residence the place the boy lived to safe the scene.

The entrance door was unlocked and there seemed to be drops of blood within the doorway, one officer reported.

Nobody else was inside the house.

Officers additionally discovered a big pool of blood within the entrance left bed room, the report states.

An additional inspection of the property led officers with Metropolis of Orangeburg’s Animal Management Workplace and ODPS to the yard the place three pit bull canine have been “in actual unhealthy situation,” the report states.

Officers reported discovering two grownup feminine pit bulls with massive logging chains connected to their necks.

One of many canine was connected by chain to a bathe stall that was on a trailer and the opposite was connected to a canine home, the report mentioned.

Officers mentioned each have been emaciated and didn’t have entry to meals or water.

Certainly one of them had a medical situation that wanted fast remedy, the report states.

Officers additionally positioned a pit bull pet.

The “pet’s abdomen seemed to be prolonged and stuffed with worms and had no muscle mass,” an officer wrote.

A portion of that officer’s report was redacted.

This story has been up to date to mirror the Metropolis of Orangeburg’s Animal Management Workplace was on the scene, not the Orangeburg County Animal Management workplace.

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