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S.C. couple charged with homicide by child abuse, SLED says

Jerry A. Robinson, 34, and Ariel S. Robinson, 29, were arrested Tuesday by Simpsonville police.
Jerry A. Robinson, 34, and Ariel S. Robinson, 29, were arrested Tuesday by Simpsonville police.(Source: WYFF)
Updated: Jan. 20, 2021 at 6:03 AM EST
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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (WYFF) - A man and woman have been charged with homicide by child abuse in connection with the death of a juvenile, according to Justin Lee Campbell, a spokesperson with the City of Simpsonville.

Jerry A. Robinson, 34, and Ariel S. Robinson, 29, were arrested Tuesday by Simpsonville police, Campbell said.

According to Campbell, Simpsonville police responded to a home on Sellwood Circle around 2:25 p.m. on Thursday in reference to an unresponsive juvenile victim.

The victim was later pronounced dead after being taken to Prisma Hospital, Campbell said.

The 3-year-old girl died from blunt-force injuries, according to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans.

He ruled her death a homicide.

Homicide by child abuse carries a sentence of 20 years up to life in prison, Campbell said.

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