CHESTER, SC — An Iraq War veteran whose military service ended last year has been charged in the death of a Chester County baby girl who died Friday after suffering injuries while in his care this week.
Jeffrey Todd Bradley, 27, has been charged with homicide by child abuse, according to Chester County deputies. He is being held at the Chester County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
Paramedics on Wednesday were called to 1968 Hardin Strait Road for injuries to an 11-month-old baby girl, deputies said. No one was home when they arrived.
Sometime later, sheriff’s deputies and the state Department of Social Services received a call from Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte where the baby had been taken.
Bradley is the child’s mother’s boyfriend, said Sheriff’s Office Major Mary Anne Tolbert. He was the only adult at the home with the baby when the incident happened.
The baby suffered injuries while in Bradley’s care, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Deputies did not release specifics on the child’s injuries or information about Bradley’s involvement, only saying that the baby girl suffered from “trauma.” They would not say what time Wednesday they received word from the hospital.
The baby died at 3:42 p.m. Friday after suffering from head injuries, deputies said.
The Herald (Rock Hill)