Man hugs toddler to death

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC - Orangeburg County deputies have arrested a man they say squeezed a child to death.

Robert Christian Kemp, 26, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Officers say on June 27th, they got a call of an unresponsive 14-month old boy at a home on Maxwell Place. Initially, officers were told that a relative had placed the boy in his crib, and the child was found not breathing later.

It was concluded that the child died from asphyxiation.

After an investigation, however, investigators determined that Kemp gave the victim a bear hug, squeezing the child so tightly that the boy died. At the time of the incident, the boy had been left in Kemp's care.

Bond for Kemp was set at $10,000.


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