COPY-UPDATE: 5-year-old dead after severe beating

A five-year-old little girl is dead after investigators say she was severely beaten by her father.

Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office say the child was taken off of live support Saturday.

22-year-old Willie Clifford Jones of Grovetown is facing charges of first degree child cruelty for allegedly beating the child on March 11. 

Richmond County Investigators were contacted after the child was admitted to the Hospital. They say more charges, including one for murder are now pending.