Summerville man charged in death of 1-year-old son

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A Summerville man has been charged in the death of his 1-year-old son.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that 20-year-old John D. Weaver was charged Thursday with homicide by child abuse in the death of 15-month-old Rowan Bracci. The boy's mother, 19-year-old Amber Lynn Bracci, has already been charged with the same crime.

Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight says the boy was taken to a hospital Jan. 6 and died two days later. The coroner says the boy had head injuries and brain swelling.

Bracci told deputies she called EMS after she saw her son's eyes rolling into the back of his head. Police say she admitted hitting her son in the head days before he was taken to the hospital.

It was not clear if Weaver and Bracci had attorneys.

Information from: The Post and Courier,

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