Aiken 2-Year-Old Dead From Alleged Child Abuse - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Aiken 2-Year-Old Dead From Alleged Child Abuse

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An Aiken man is behind bars after being charged with Homicide by Child Abuse.

Aiken County Sheriff's deputies arrested 28-year-old James Blackshire on August 29th.  Blackshire called EMS and a 2-year-old child was taken to Aiken Regional for emergency treatment then transferred to GRU.  After investigating the child's injuries, deputies arrested Blackshire for "Inflicting Great Bodily Injury to a Child."

The charges were upgraded after the child died; deputies say they are still investigating.



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