A Lexington woman has been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of her infant daughter according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Heather Lawson, 22, allegedly didn’t provide her 7-month-old baby necessary health care after the child was injured in a fall on June 25, according to an arrest warrant from the sheriff’s department.
“Our investigators have determined Ms. Lawson didn’t tell anyone about the injuries to her daughter and didn’t check on her for several hours before discovering the child had died Sunday afternoon,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement, adding Lawson was the sole person responsible for the child’s well-being.
Lawson’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after a judge denied bond Monday, said public information officer Capt. Adam Myrick.
If convicted, Lawson faces the possibility of a life sentence, with a term of no less than 20 years, Myrick said.