SC coroner says baby death a homicide

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EASLEY, S.C. - A South Carolina coroner says the death of a 7-month-old boy earlier this week was no accident.

Multiple media outlets reported that Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley on Tuesday ruled the death of Braydon Alexander Odell at a home in Easley a homicide.

No arrests have been made.

Kelley says the boy died Sunday from a head injury. Authorities had been called to an apartment on Thursday because the boy was unresponsive.

Easley Police Maj. Tim Tollison says investigators are questioning people who had been in the house before emergency workers were called. Tollison says the call came from a man who was a friend of the boy's mother and was alone with the child when authorities arrived. Tollison says the mother left a few minutes before authorities arrived.

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corgimom
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corgimom 05/26/10 - 06:38 am
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Another "death by mommy's

Another "death by mommy's boyfriend". This is just so, so sad.

disssman
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disssman 05/26/10 - 06:57 am
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Animals in the wild routinely

Animals in the wild routinely kill the offspring of other males. Now a woman has to ask herself, am I dating an animal?

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/26/10 - 07:18 am
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Since the mother left a few

Since the mother left a few minuets before the call don't rule the mom out just yet. Let's not forget that moms kill also.

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gnumbgnuts 05/26/10 - 07:32 am
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Mother left her unresponsive

Mother left her unresponsive infant? Hmm.

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lsmith 05/26/10 - 07:57 am
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The mother sounds like she's
Unpublished

The mother sounds like she's the loving kind. Perhaps she just stepped out to complete funeral arrangements.

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InChristLove 05/26/10 - 08:15 am
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Sounds more like the mother

Sounds more like the mother is quilty than the male friend.

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Rolling Eyes 05/26/10 - 08:26 am
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Sounds to me like the mom is

Sounds to me like the mom is more worried about her own skin than the condition of her child. Perhaps the bf had just shown her what he planned to do to her? Regardless, how could a mother leave her baby at such a critical time?

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Dixieman 05/26/10 - 11:14 am
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Whoever did it, I weep for

Whoever did it, I weep for this innocent, unhappy child who had such a brief and, I am sure, painful life.

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happychimer 05/26/10 - 12:10 pm
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My heart aches because of the

My heart aches because of the treatment that child had the short time it had on this earth. I wonder if it was loved. I hope the murderer is punished severely.

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