ALCOLU, S.C. (WCBD) — A six-year-old boy has severe burns on his body after being set on fire by a 12-year-old boy.
At a news conference hosted by the National Action Network on Thursday, February 23 at 10 a.m. in Manning, Leslie Brown, the child’s mother said her son was burned by a 12-year-old neighbor in Alcolu on October 16, 2016.
Authorities say the boy suffered second and third-degree burns after a flammable liquid was poured over his back.”They got ahold of some lighter fluid, and it got on the 6-year-old,” former Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said days following the incident.
The Clarendon County Sheriff Office says the incident was an accident, which the boy’s mother believes otherwise.
We’re told the six-year-old and his family are now receiving threats.