South Carolina man charged with infant’s death

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) – A man accused of dropping a 22-month-old girl earlier this year, causing her death. Along with pushing her 3-year-old her sister into something this week, causing skull fractures.as been arrested in South Carolina.

Oconee County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt said 25-year-old Matthew Jason Chappell of Westminster has been charged with homicide by child abuse and child abuse inflicting serious injury.

Watt said investigators were called to Oconee Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening about child abuse case involving a 3-year-old girl with skull fractures.

Watt said that prompted officials to re-examine the June 11 death of a 22-month-old Gwynee Ann-Marie Hess at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Watt said Chappell was not the girls’ father, but lived with their mother.

It was not known if Chappell has a lawyer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s