Father and daugther die in fire Aiken authorities labeling 'suspicious'

Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:29 PM
Last updated Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:36 PM
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A father and daughter died after a fire the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office suspect is an arson.

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About 10 a.m. Saturday, a passing motorist reported a house on fire at 331 Old Tory Road in Montmorenci, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

A 2-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, was found dead inside the residence after the fire had been extinguished. Her father, Dunkan Baker, 28, was taken to Doctors Hospital, where he died about 3 p.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Abdullah said the fire is being investigated as an arson but could not comment further, citing the investigation.

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Darby
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Darby 05/11/13 - 10:36 pm
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palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 05/12/13 - 11:12 am
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Hmmm, well, if not a child,
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Hmmm, well, if not a child, then it's an adult. Both tragic, as far as I'm concerned.

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rmwhitley 05/12/13 - 05:10 pm
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God bless
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their souls.

Darby
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Darby 05/12/13 - 09:35 pm
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"Both tragic, as far as I'm concerned."

Never even suggested that it wasn't tragic. On the other hand, the child usually dies as a result of something stupid or careless an adult has done.

Additionally, the adult has, at least, had a shot at life. The child's potential is largely untaped and forever unrealized.

If you would just as soon see a child die as you might an adult, then that's on you.

Just not the way I see things. All else being equal, I'm seeing the loss of a child's life as the more heartbreaking.

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palmetto1008 05/12/13 - 10:38 pm
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OK, Darby, so the 28 year old
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OK, Darby, so the 28 year old father whose home was torched had fully tapped and realized his life.
Thanks for the new (and twisted, in my opinion) perspective.

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LTay 05/14/13 - 12:32 pm
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Darby, your intuition serves

Darby, your intuition serves you well. In this case, the "father" deserves no pity whatsoever. This poor baby was murdered. Ripped from her mother forever in a cowardly, vicious act. My heart goes out to the people aching for this baby girl.

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Darby 05/14/13 - 11:36 pm
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"OK, Darby, so the 28 year old father whose

home was torched had fully tapped and realized his life."

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Have now read and re-read my post. Still looking for the part where I said anything about anyone having lived a full life.....

Thanks for your "twisted" perspective.

Wondering just why the chip on your shoulder????

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