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Ashley Hepburn – Charged With Murder After She Allegedly Beat Her Baby Daughter To Death

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ashley Hepburn – Charged With Murder After She Allegedly Beat Her Baby Daughter To Death

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Laurens, South Carolina (The Weekly Vice) – Ashley Hepburn, a 21-year-old South Carolina woman was charged Friday after she allegedly beat her 16-month-old daughter to death.

According to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched around 2 a.m. after staff at Self Regional Medical Center contacted them about a potential child abuse case.

Upon arriving at the hospital deputies spoke with Hepburn’s boyfriend who told them he went to check on the child around 1:30 a.m. to find the baby unresponsive – laying face down in the corner of her crib. After realizing the child was injured, he called 911.

Deputies then spoke with the child’s mother, Ashley Hepburn, who initially told them she had put the child to bed around 10:30. She stated the baby was a little fussy because she was teething, but was otherwise fine when she went to sleep. She said she was then awaken by her boyfriend, who was holding the unresponsive baby.

The child was first transported to Self Regional Hospital, but was then flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital because of the extent of the her injuries. The child, identified as Audrina Hepburn, died about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

After conducting interviews, investigators concluded that Hepburn caused the death of her daughter by battering her, resulting in irreparable damage to her brain.

Hepburn was booked into jail on a charge of murder by child abuse.

The Weekly Vice Opinion:

It would seem Ms. Hepburn has taken a page out of the Casey Anthony playbook. The similarities are just plain eerie.

Missing from the article above is one last detail. There were four adults in this house at the time the child was discovered unresponsive. Hepburn’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend was also reportedly in the home. It really makes you wonder how one beats a child unconscious without anybody hearing. I suspect there will more on this case as the investigation continues.

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