Two charged with homicide by child abuse | News | The Press and Standard

by | August 18, 2017 2:26 pm

On Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, along with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, arrested Kasiem Rashawn Stephens, 24, and Francesca Michelle Shuler, 25, of 34 Novits Nook Ct. in Walterboro, charged with homicide by child abuse for the death of Shuler’s 4-year old-child.
On Thursday about 1:30 p.m., Shuler and Stephens, who is her boyfriend, brought the child to the emergency room at Colleton County Medical Center. The child was unconscious and unresponsive and was in cardiac arrest. Medical personnel administered medical aid, but the child was pronounced deceased.
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with detectives responded and considered the case suspicious. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Special Victims/Child Fatality Unit was notified and responded to assist in the investigation at the request of Sheriff R. A. Strickland.
Stephens and Shuler are being held at the Colleton County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Bond court is set for Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

comments » 3

  1. Comment by Uncle X

    August 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Hang them!

  2. Comment by Aziya

    August 19, 2017 at 12:49 am

    They don’t need bond the killed a child

  3. Comment by Nancy Hulbert

    August 19, 2017 at 1:18 am

    The horror of child abuse deserves the death penalty as far as I am concerned, innocent defenseless children have no chance to survive such horror at the hands of those who should protect them. They both should rot in jail if not the chair.

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